Saturday, May 1, 2010

Fun While it Lasted

Some of you may be familiar with my Roosevelt Clucksworth foibles that I detailed a little while ago in this blog. If you aren't familiar with it, just do a search on the name and it will take you to the posts.

In short, the result of my claim (or dispute) to fame as submitting a portion of the winning entry in Koo Koo Roo's "Name the Cluck" contest was receiving a gift card in the amount of $200. That was fine with me, and more than generous, I felt.

Well, now it seems the chicken chain has declared bankruptcy and 10 of its 13 locations in California were immediately shut down after employees were informed on Wednesday. That included the Pasadena location, the only one nearby. That left me with about $150 remaining on the card.

The only three locations still open are in Santa Monica, West Hollywood and the Larchmont area, all of which are really too far to drive just for chicken.

It's a shame they have declared bankruptcy and closed so many locations but it seems like they really didn't do much to make people aware of them, and/or to differentiate themselves from their competition.

Oh, well, easy come, easy go. Now if I had paranoid tendencies, I might suspect that KKR did this to spite me, just so they wouldn't have to pay up on my card.


donna said...

Have Katie throw a party and have KKR cater it! Somebody will be willing to drive over to Santa Monica from UCLA! Or order online and spend all the money and pick it up and take it to your folks and their friends! Don't let it go to waste. If worse comes to worse, give it to me. I've never eaten KKR. :)

Rickie Miyake said...

Well I gave the card to Katie and told her don't blow it all on one visit, haha.. KKR chicken is good, but not good enough to drive cross town for. If you are in the area, it's a good choice.

Rickie Miyake said...

Oh also.. just to add to that last comment - yeah, it's not worth a cross-town drive. It's not as though it was a Tito's Taco!