Monday, May 12, 2014

CLOSED: Dollar Fried Chicken- Less oily than its Counterparts

Restaurant: Dollar Fried Chicken
10750 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038
Buffet or a-la-carte: a-la-carte
Date of visit: 4/30/14

Photo Credit:

UPDAYE 3/10/15: This place has now closed down.

Salam/hey guys! After a long hiatus, I'm back! What happened was that I no longer have WiFi at my house. So I have to go to the library to use the Internet. My first review after the hiatus is Dollar Fried Chicken. Dollar Fried chicken is considered to be an alternative to KFC or Church's. They claim that nothing in the restaurant is over $1! I got to go as I was very early for picking up my sister from high school. The drive was rather short because there was much less traffic compared to the other times I went and picked her up.

Let The Experience Begin!
Dollar Fried Chicken is located at the Shell gas station at the intersection of Beltway 8 and Veterans Memorial Drive. They had some deals at the window. The inside resembled the Church's chicken that I went to, with a counter, some tables, and a TV. After looking at the menu, I was ready to order.

Let's Eat!
I ordered the special deal of one leg, one thigh, fried, and a roll. I didn't get anything to drink. I paid a grand total of $2.15 (tax included), making this the cheapest meal I have eaten in America so far. The waiting time was a good 4 minutes and 21 seconds.

Contrary to the restaurant name and claim, only a few things were a dollar. Nevertheless, the food is absolutely affordable. The specials are on the windows of the restaurant.

The Meal

The Verdict:
The chicken fresh and hot when I opened it up.It tasted great. The best part was that it wasn't as oily as Church's or KFC. The biscuit was fluffy and delicious. The fries were a tad undercooked. The food was washed down with water. 
The service was nothing to criticize or praise. I got the food and left out.

If you are picky about whether KFC is truly halal, the you should give this place a try. It is a lot like KFC except that the food is less oily. I will try this place again as you get good tasting chicken for a great price.

Service: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Waiting Time: 10/10
Total: 26/30 = 86.7% (B)
Pricing: $ out of $$$$

Restaurant Information:
Dollar Fried Chicken
10750 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038
Phone: (281) 445-4336
Timings: Mon-Sat: 11 AM - 9 PM; Sun: closed
Caters: Yes

Feel free to comment below, message me on Facebook, or send an email!

Zain Mohammed


  1. Nice post, I bookmark your blog because I found very good information on your blog, Thanks for sharing more information
    Quality Services & Training Pvt.Ltd.

  2. Assalamalaikum Zain,
    I heard this restaurant got sold sometime last year and is no longer serving Halal meat. Did they still have some Halal certifications when you went recently?