When it comes to the international chain of restaurants in Bangladesh, probably the most recent one we have is Kenny Rogers Roaster (KRR). Kenny Rogers Roasters is a chicken restaurant that was founded by country musician Kenny Rogers and former Kentucky governor John Y. Brown Jr., who had also owned Kentucky fried Chicken (KFC) from 1964 to 1971. The menu was originally focused on wood-fired rotisserie chicken. After closing all of its operations in USA, Kenny Rogers Roasters now operates only in Asia; its head branch being in Malaysia.
It’s about 7 months now since Kenny Rogers Roasters has opened last year in Gulshan. And one must admit that it is quickly accelerating its customer profile with its famous roast chicken and its philosophy of “less fat, less salt and less calorie”.
Kenny Rogers Roasters is a mid-casual dining restaurant. The setting is perfect for a casual lunch with friends or just “lets grab a coffee but I am also very hungry” type of meet. The decor is very cozy centering on the colors red, white and wood. It has a very casually comfy feel to it- with warm red diner booths, simple white arm chairs and casual chair sitting options. The best part about its decor is that there is an grill-oven incorporated in the middle of the restaurant where you can see KRR’s succulent chickens being roasted. That sight itself is salivating. .
With no doubt the best part about Kenny Rogers Roasters is its Roasted Chicken, it’s very succulent, tender and full of flavors. My favorite part about the chicken is obviously its skin- it is a pure joy. All the Kenny’s Chicken Meal includes this beautiful chicken along with various sidelines and special sauces depending on the meal portion you choose. They have about more than 10 different sidelines and 3 different sauces to choose from. Sidelines include such as. Coleslaw, potato salad, wedges to even mac & cheese. You can even get them as separate dishes only. Its sidelines such as Garden Pasta Salad and Wedges are delicious. I wasn’t a big fan of the Mac & Cheese as I really didn’t like its cheese flavor in the cheese sauce, but it may differ from person to person. Also, I believe KRR’s dishes with mayonnaise have a little problem of mayonnaise being used too heavy handedly; it overwhelms the entire dish with mayonnaise. Besides that all its sidelines are quite good.
For the health nuts, KRR has a great selection of low calorie dishes like Caesar Salad, Classic Chicken Sandwiches, Country Soup etc. But for the not so health nuts, they have something called “Sweet Indulgence” in the menu, and we obviously know what that means. DESSERT! They do have various dessert including their trademark “Kenny’s Homemade Muffins” (which btw is accompanied in every dish, also in the savories), and it also comes in two flavors of Vanilla and Chocolate. My favorite KRR dessert is the Muffin Submarine Sundae- 3 flavors of ice cream, muffin, whipped cream, chocolate stick, chocolate drizzle and sprinkles all together topped with a cherry at Tk. 250. What can you ask for more?
KRR also has some really good selection of coffee from Americano to Caramel Macchiato Marvel, some soda based drink selection like- Tropical Paradise and Iced Blends such as. Caramel Chocolate Iced Blend to Magic Mango Iced. All the drinks are served in a very typical American Diner style. I really liked KKR’s Chocolate Extreme Iced blend, and to drink it off from a soda glass was fun.
KRR has also has some new additions to its menu, which do not include roasted chicken such as. Chicken D’Lite Foccacia, Gourmet Sausages and more…
For me the highlight would be Kenny Rogers Roasters Quarter Meal. It includes a Roasted 1/4 Chicken with 3 side dishes, 1 Kenny’s Home-made Muffin and a sauce of your choice all at the price of about Tk. 480 (price is subjective to change). It is the perfect dish to truly experience the essence of Kenny Rogers Roasters- all the deliciousness of KRR in one dish. Also, it is quite fulfilling.
Lastly, Kenny Roaster Rogers in a splendid place to go for some good chicken roast and fun casual time. The food is delicious and the portion is totally on the money. And for the reputation known, Kenny Rogers Roasters are certainly going to keep up serving good food.
Disclaimer: The article is totally based on Kenny Rogers Roasters, Dhaka Outlet (Bangladesh). It doesn’t represent the entire chain or other outlets in other countries.