Esquire has an online fried chicken poll of local interest on its "Eat Like A Man" blog. Last week they had asked readers to name what "they consider the most life-changing fried chicken in America." The editors then parsed through those answers and served up the most frequently suggested chicken joints across the country.
Now, via an online poll, readers can vote for their favorites. In all they selected eight different spots, one being Dallas' own Bubba's Cooks Country. Currently, at 7ish a.m. on June 20, Bubba's has 9.6% of the vote following Ezell's in Seattle (19.3%), Harold's Chicken Shack in Chicago (19.3%), Prince's Hot Chicken in Nashville (13.2%) and Gus's in Memphis (12.3%).
Set up in an old Texaco service station with a retro-50's vibe, Bubba's Cooks Country was the first restaurant opened by Paul and Mary Beth Vinyard in 1981 in what is now a chicken empire including Babe's Chicken Dinner House. Bubba's has received a lot attention from the Observer (and everyone else) over the years.
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