Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Food Review

With only one location in the nation's capital, it wouldn't surprise me if most DC foodies had never even heard of Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits. It's easy to get lost in Union Station's food court, but Bojangles' has the advantage of occupying a large space across from the former movie theater (and next to the Metro entrance.)

Believe it or not, this was my first visit to Bojangles' and I must admit... expectations were reserved. The menu sounds plenty tasty, and the prices within reason. It arrives quickly and tastes good; but the portions are so small, so stingy, I couldn't help but feel cheated.

Ordering is quick and painless: I ordered a 2 piece dinner (leg & thigh) which comes with a biscuit and one side. All that for $5.99... So far, so good. Unfortunately, part of the reason it arrives so quickly is because there's not much to put in the box. My side (mashed potatoes & gravy) could better be described as three or four bites of admittedly tasty mash. Ditto for the chicken, which is shockingly small but juicy and (here's a first) succulent. The thigh better resembles a wing elsewhere; while the leg doubles as a dead ringer for a smaller drumstick. 

It's a shame really, since both pieces of chicken tasted so good. The biscuit was fine too... just a step below Popeye's. In fact, Bojangles' reminds me a lot of Popeyes, only milder. One last cut corner: My regular soda ($1.79) was filled almost 3/4 with ice: Talk about cheap. I don't think I'd make a special trip to return (although you get a coupon for a free biscuit sandwich when you sign up for their free e-club) but I wouldn't drive by it around dinner time... Here's hoping the chickens are bigger outside the city.