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Old 02-16-2014, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I'm a big fried-chicken fan (I'm slim build though), and am I right that White people outside the US do not eat fried chicken- BONE-IN style?

I know fried chicken has its roots in the US so of course we eat it here and readily available in some regions more than others. In my travels to Asia, I know that fried chicken is eaten by Asians in particular, Filipinos love fried chicken for instance. But it seems that the USA is the only country where White people actually eat fried chicken?

I know KFC is international, but is it popular with white people in Europe etc? I guess in Europe they have their take on 'fried chicken' in the form of chicken cutlets- schnitzel, but I'm talking BONE-IN fried chicken here. I know in other Anglophone countries such as UK and Canada, you can find fried chicken but from my observations it was more ethnic groups eating it.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Fried chicken places in Canada like KFC are not catering to minority ethnic groups, in my experiences in Montreal and Vancouver. When I've gone to KFC franchises, they've been frequented by more or less normal proportions of the local populace. Lots of white people frequented those franchises when I went to them and they weren't stereotyped in Vancouver, say, as being for Chinese people, or in Montreal as being a restaurant for Haitians.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Lots of white people frequented those franchises when I went to them and they weren't stereotyped in Vancouver, say, as being for Chinese people, or in Montreal as being a restaurant for Haitians.
isn't it mainly the Asians in Vancouver, and Blacks/ Asians/ other ethnic groups in Toronto, who are the MAIN clientele for the fried chicken places there though?

It is regional though for sure, even in West Coast US, it is less common for Whites to eat fried chicken than would be the case in the Middle America or Southern states, but we have transplants with Southern roots who know it's not easy to remove fried chicken from their diet, even when they move to so-called-more-health-conscious regions of the US.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I'm a big fried-chicken fan (I'm slim build though), and am I right that White people outside the US do not eat fried chicken- BONE-IN style?

I know fried chicken has its roots in the US so of course we eat it here and readily available in some regions more than others. In my travels to Asia, I know that fried chicken is eaten by Asians in particular, Filipinos love fried chicken for instance. But it seems that the USA is the only country where White people actually eat fried chicken?

I know KFC is international, but is it popular with white people in Europe etc? I guess in Europe they have their take on 'fried chicken' in the form of chicken cutlets- schnitzel, but I'm talking BONE-IN fried chicken here. I know in other Anglophone countries such as UK and Canada, you can find fried chicken but from my observations it was more ethnic groups eating it.
I was under the impression people of all races ate fried chicken in Australia.

In fact I had never even heard of fried chicken been stereotyped to a particular race of people until I joined city data.

It is surprising how big fried chicken is in Asia, It's big in Korea as we'll, though mostly local product and stores.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:06 PM
 
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I think in most countries food chains such as KFC is thought of as American food rather than certain type of Americans food. When its seen as American food, everyone eats it.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Sydney
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Fried chicken is popular in Australia. KFC and Red Rooster are major chains.
The association of fried chicken with black people is purely an American concept, Australians have no concept of this stereotype. This created a major misunderstanding with this Australian KFC advert, it is purely about the Australia vs West Indies cricket rivalry and the awkwardness of being stuck among fans of the other team. But that's not how Americans saw it.

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Old 02-17-2014, 01:29 AM
 
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Fried chicken is popular in Australia. KFC and Red Rooster are major chains.
The association of fried chicken with black people is purely an American concept, Australians have no concept of this stereotype. This created a major misunderstanding with this Australian KFC advert, it is purely about the Australia vs West Indies cricket rivalry and the awkwardness of being stuck among fans of the other team. But that's not how Americans saw it.
Red rooster is roasted chicken mostly, really I can't think of another chain in Australia that specialists in fried chicken other than KFC.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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It's also interesting that Australia was one of the very first countries outside of the USA to get KFC. When it started opening up stores in Australia in the 1960's the white Australia policy was still in place. It's hard to imagine how it could ever be associated with non white ethnic minorities.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Ironically for your question I think only in the US is fried chicken even associated with black people. I remember I think I first heard of it when there was a KFC ad here in Australia that stirred up some controversy in the states because of that stereotype. It was a cricket match in the West Indies, and some Australian fans 'placated' the fans by giving them a bucket of KFC...I don't think it was meant to be racist, but it was sorta odd...

But yeah, of course, fried chicken is hardly associated with any particular race here, although Indonesians seem to love it. I've had a couple of Indonesian friends and it seems every time I went over to their house their mother would be frying up some chicken lol.
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