Sissy's Is Hiking Up The Price Of Their Chicken. Soon!

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When I interviewed Jeffery Hobbs about his fried chicken at Sissy's I lamented the terrible decision he forced on his customers with his menu. Two pieces of fried chicken with a side cost $11, while a 10-piece bucket was only $20. It's a no-brainer to go for the bucket. The trick made me think of an up-scale "supersize me." Conspiracy! They were economically forcing people to order fried chicken to excess.

Hobbs laughed when I told him of my struggles to maintain restraint in his restaurant and said he never meant for the pricing to be that tempting. The $20 price point was actually an error, but after printing out 400 custom menus they decided to keep it as is.

Parties don't last for ever. Earlier this week a news release landed in my inbox announcing to-go buckets of chicken coming soon to Sissy's. The cost of 10 pieces in a bucket to go? $24. I called the PR company that represents the restaurant and confirmed the price hike. The two piece meal went up to $12 and the newly printed menus should be delivered any day now.

That means the next few nights will be your last chance to save a little scratch on your fried bird. To be fair, Sissy's serves a good product in a refined atmosphere. It's hard to expect a $4.99 three-piece meal deal when you're sitting at a marble bar drinking a Ramos Gin Fizz, but the increase has me wondering how far the premium fried chicken price can be pushed.

Location Info

Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar

2929 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX

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kergo 1 spaceship

They do everything well!  I remember when there was just one, maybe two (Sanger?), and they used to advertise on KHYI it "blowed up"; but, the product is/was not compromised.  One of the few place I'll go that doesn't serve drinky drinks.  ps-Went to Fuddruckers recently so I could have a beer with a good meal, and walked right out the door.  Weird sandwiches, VERY pricey.  Jake's (less than a 1/2 a mile away) has the same burger and chicken sandwich for, like, half-and they have booze, and waitresses with "them uptops".  You know what I mean (nudge nudge)?  Nothing like getting a Shiner with "them thangs" bustin' out.  

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Right there wit ya brotha, Melikey the beera but not carrying it into a restaurant. Babe's down here in Gbury is perty damn bueno as well..

cynical old bastard
cynical old bastard

 Love me a big ol' bottle of Ripple with my fried chicken!  That's all the taste you need.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

That's what I meant...I''d love to sit down, and have em bring me one.  I don't like toting drinks into restaurants, methinks it's in poor taste. 

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