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Monday, March 17, 2008

The Biggest Food-News Story In The History of Time

posted by on March 17 at 17:17 PM

The Kentucky Fried Chicken on 10th and Pine is closing, and will be replaced by a brand new JACK IN THE BOX!!!

According to Bradley Steinbacher, the Broadway Jack in the Box is closed—although I drove past it this morning and didn’t notice—but when it returns, it will be moving right next door to our offices.

According to a KFC employee, staff were recently notified that the property was sold to Jack in the Box. However, that fried chicken smell won’t be going away any time soon.
The employee says KFC’s lease extends through next year, and JITB will also need time to acquire the necessary permits.

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now the broadway drug trade will move next to your offices, too!

Posted by max solomon | March 17, 2008 5:24 PM

first kincora now you!
seattle is officuly dead to me.

Posted by linus | March 17, 2008 5:29 PM

KFC sucks, Jack is quality.

Posted by vooodooo84 | March 17, 2008 5:31 PM

WOW! Now I can walk from the bar to Jack in the Box for that late night after drinking burger!


Posted by Nick | March 17, 2008 5:32 PM

Jack knows it need to be closer to all the Pike/Pine bars to fulfill the need of the after drinking burger. That's what I really meant! HA

Posted by Nick | March 17, 2008 5:34 PM

KFC colonel was a southern militia type colonel dude they had night patrols to oppress enslaved people why did we allow this pro slavery image to even exist in Seattle? On a fried chicken restaurant?

But now, with Obama, we get to turn the page which means we get the nice, nonracial Jack in the Box dude to be the image.


Take that boomers and your damn racist KFC!!!

Posted by unPC | March 17, 2008 5:55 PM

Hm, we'll see how that works, now that there are several after-closing hot dog stands and a fallafel truck within spitting distance of that location.

Posted by COMTE | March 17, 2008 6:16 PM

By 2009, it will be renamed Jack In The Cafe.

Posted by mackro mackro | March 17, 2008 6:23 PM

Is ANYTHING you believe actually true, unPC? Where did you get this "militia" and "enslaved peoples" garbage? The KFC franchise chain isn't even particularly southern.

Posted by Fnarf | March 17, 2008 6:27 PM

If you were cool like Barack, you'd have been to INDONESIA and know that KFC is MUSLIM FAST FOOD!

Posted by nbc | March 17, 2008 6:31 PM

Col. Sanders used to cook at Twin Teepees. Look it up.

Posted by Strath | March 17, 2008 6:51 PM

@1: "now the broadway drug trade will move"

Anyone have an identical reaction? Willing to do a short survey/answer a few questions about it?

email me:

Posted by gnossos | March 17, 2008 7:28 PM

Goodness, what is Capitol Hill coming to? The Burger King at the Harvard Market is now a UPS store, I have absolutely no idea where the nearest McDonald's is, and now KFC is closing. Even Jack In The Box has apparently been demoted from its prominent place on Broadway. Looks like we're seceding from Fast Food Nation. Of course, there's always Dicks...

Posted by RainMan | March 17, 2008 7:29 PM

This would be the perfect place for new condos.

Posted by Tiffany | March 17, 2008 8:05 PM

Jack on Bwy. is coming down for Sound Transit - or they would never leaave that location

The jumbo Jack is a great deal for 1.29 - say cheap lunch - lots of food, quick. I add extra lettuce and tomato and pickle

Posted by zak | March 17, 2008 8:34 PM

@13 - the closest mcdonald's is on madison, over in the middle of pill hill - a block east of boren, which would make it...madison and minor i think?

Posted by jezbian | March 17, 2008 10:11 PM

Why is Oddfellows Hall becoming condos while this piece stays a decidedly not dense one story suburban style fast food joint?

Posted by ben | March 17, 2008 10:12 PM

The consolidation and elimination of fast food on the Hill is a blessing in disguise.

Posted by Gomez | March 17, 2008 10:49 PM

Broadway's already driven out one Burger King.

Its carcass is (of course) inhabited by a Thai restaurant.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 17, 2008 11:43 PM

That broadway jitb spot will be the capitol subway station for light rail.

Posted by Andrew | March 17, 2008 11:45 PM

That broadway jitb spot will be the capitol subway station for light rail.

Posted by Andrew | March 17, 2008 11:45 PM

No more pre-melted "butter" packets in Stranger gift bags! *sob*

Posted by Explorer | March 17, 2008 11:57 PM

way to drop the ball on that one condo developers.

Posted by joe | March 18, 2008 12:06 AM

This is truely terrible. JITB's "Big Cheeseburger" is the best value on the planet at $1.29. It is big and juicy like their $4 burgers and is better than their Jumbo Jack but most don't know it is on the menu. Or most prefer the token lettuce/tomato. Not me I am a "Ultimate Cheeseburger" kind of guy and these one fits the wallet right and certainly nothing close to your typical $1 burger.

Posted by Gay Seattle | March 18, 2008 12:56 AM

Does Jack still have the same fabulous chicken sandwich that they had 25 years ago? (That was the last time I lived near a Jack in the Box)Gawwd, I loved them.....mmm,good

Posted by lawrence clark | March 18, 2008 3:11 AM

Mmm, Dick's. Even the name is evocative.

Posted by Spoogie | March 18, 2008 6:57 AM

I wish Vivace could have moved into that space (not that building, however) instead.

Posted by PGC | March 18, 2008 8:36 AM

@13: that's how it should be. dick's, as you've noticed, is WAY more popular than all these POS national chains on B'way.

eat local, even fast food.

Posted by max solomon | March 18, 2008 9:33 AM

Great, now Pine Street can be blocked to through traffic from 12-3 am every weekend night by all the (Jack!)asses lining up for the drive through. I was so happy it was gonna be gone! I can't tell you how many times I've not been able to drive up Denny to my house due to that cluster f&*k.

Posted by scharrera | March 18, 2008 9:34 AM

unPC is a moron. KFC is going under because African Americans have been driven out of the CD.

Posted by PC | March 18, 2008 1:21 PM

@30: you can say the word "blacks"... it's okay. really.

Posted by fpc | March 18, 2008 2:14 PM

I am really upset. I don't like Dick's, except their milkshakes. JITB is a very good deal and the food is better. NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by ARGGGHHHH | March 19, 2008 9:08 AM

Fuck this gentrification, fuck those queer ass condo developments ruining what keeps broadway gay and grimy. I like walking around at night constantly watching my back, keeps things interesting, no homo.


Wow, I do remember that Burger King. I feel old.

Posted by Pablo | March 25, 2008 1:32 AM

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