Special Report

The Best Fried Chicken Places in America


To determine America’s best fried chicken places, 24/7 Tempo considered only establishments listed on Yelp that noted chicken as one of their specialties. We regarded only places located in or within 100 miles of one of America’s 1,000 largest cities by population and only those with an average rating of at least four out of five stars.

We eliminated establishments serving only grilled or roasted chicken as well as those at which fried chicken was only a minor part of the menu. We included counter-service restaurants and smaller chain operations (we did not include massive fast-food chains like KFC or Popeyes), but only listed the highest-rated example of each chain, so that no chain appears more than once.

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