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

2929 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant


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kergo  1 spaceship
kergo 1 spaceship

They do everything well!  I remember when there was just one, maybe two (Sanger?), and they used to advertise on KHYI 95.3......now 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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