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Gas station chicken to go? Here’s why it’s a must try and where you can get it.

Krispy Krunchy Chicken is one of the fastest growing convenience store based quick service restaurant concepts in the country. 

The first store opened in 1989 in Lafayette, Louisiana in a small chain of convenience stores and has seen incredible growth since with more than 1,800 locations now open in 36 states. 

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There are now seven Krispy Krunchy locations in the area at various gas stations and drive-throughs. 

It's quick, convenient, affordable and delicious. 

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THE CHICKEN

The steamy boxes of chicken that you walk out with are fresh and moist with large meaty pieces of legs, thighs, wings and breasts enclosed in a golden exterior that more than earns its crispy, crunchy moniker. 

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The cajun season infused in the breading adds some heat, kick and welcome flavor. It's a terrific option for parties if you don't have time to cook. Krispy Krunchy Chicken offers a 25-piece mix of light and dark pieces for $33.99 averaging out to a very reasonable $1.35 per piece. Your guests will definitely be asking where the chicken came from — it's that good. 

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It's also a solid option for lunch while you're out and about, or for dinner for the family, with two pieces ranging from $3.99-$4.99 and four pieces ranging from $6.99-$7.49 with the addition of a side and a drink contributing $2.50 to the overall bill. 

Krsipy Krunchy Chicken had a banner year in 2017, company officials say. It also added a Dayton-area location. FILE (Staff Writer)

A chicken and tenders family combo is $29.99 that comes with 12 juicy pieces of chicken, 6 piece cajun tenders, 6 biscuits and a large fry. There are sides like Mac-n-cheese ($2.49 for a small and $3.69 for a large), but keep your eye on the crunchy prize with a honey butter biscuit (69 cents each) thrown in for good measure. Cajun style fried fish and crispy shrimp are also available as dinner or lunchtime options. 

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Delivery is also available through the Door Dash app service.

BONUS: CRAFT BEER ON TAP

In addition to having terrific, hot food, two of the Krispy Krunchy locations (the Town and Country Shell Station and Bellbrook Marathon) also sell craft beer to go.

The stations have craft beer taps for 32-ounce and 64-ounce growler fills. Selections rotate.

The craft beer growler-refill station at Town & Country Shell on Far Hills Avenue at Stroop Road in Kettering. MARK FISHER/STAFF (Staff Writer)

WHERE TO FIND IT

The Town and Country Shell Station, 3960 Far Hills Ave., Kettering 

Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Closed Sundays 

More info: 937-999-4272 or www.krispykrunchykettering.com 

Please note: Call 30 minutes ahead for large orders 

Other area Krispy Krunchy Chicken locations: 

B & B Carryout, 2028 E. State Route 73, Waynesville 

Bellbrook Marathon Station, 4491 Franklin St., Bellbrook 

Doc's Drive Thru and Grocery, 908 W. N. St. Springfield 

Germantown Shell (Kasey's Gas Mart), 1341 W. Market Street, Germantown 

Krispy Krunchy Dayton @ Wright State, 3800 Col. Glenn Hwy., Beavercreek 

Ulbrich's, 12 S. Dorset Road, Troy

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