Filthy 18th Ave KFC Joins Fate Of Dreary 18th Ave McDonald’s

Photo by Rachel Silberstein/Bensonhurst Bean

Photo by Rachel Silberstein/Bensonhurst Bean

The notoriously grimy Kentucky Fried Chicken on 18th Avenue appears to be joining the fate of its former neighbor, a particularly depressing McDonald’s location, which closed last year.

The fried chicken restaurant  shuttered last week, and construction workers were seen removing the giant Colonel Sanders sign and awning on Monday.

While the neighborhood’s only KFC has been a reliable staple for late night munchies, numerous Yelp reviewers complained that the store was always filthy, with tables coated in an oily film, and awful music blaring on the loudspeakers. More than one Yelper noted that the place was bleak “even for a KFC.”

Other complaints included undercooked birds, watery gravy, and burnt biscuits.

Bensonhurst’s KFC in better times (Photo via Google Maps)

No word yet on what will replace the KFC, but it seems any store would be a upgrade.

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  • Sean F

    I don’t care for KFC’s chicken, so I never noticed this location. I used to go to the McD’s there a lot, but usually only for takeout, so I wasn’t aware of any cleanliness issues.

    I wonder when they’ll finally get around to removing the long defunct Taco Bell on 18th across from the N train.

    • Yellow_NotePad

      Yeah, no clue what’s going on with that since it’s been closed since early 2000 or so.

  • Manny61

    Why go to KFC when you have DaVinci’s nearby?

    • PolishGuyFromBrooklyn

      Because some people like to have clogged arteries and want do die in a painful way from a brutal heart atack caused by processed chicken meat.

  • Ryan

    This KFC was the worst in NY