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Old 09 January 2018, 09:10 PM
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Chicken Why Costco Will Never Raise the Price of Rotisserie Chicken

Itís hard to believe, but before 1994, grocery stores did not sell packaged rotisserie chickens. Boston Market is credited with convincing consumers to pay for one of the easiest meals to make at home, in the early 1990s, and thatís when grocery stores saw an opening, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.

The pre-roasted birds, packaged in plastic or paper and sitting beneath heat lamps at national chains like Kroger and Costco, might be flavored with garlic and lemon or barbecue spices. In addition to the convenience, the smell is a draw, as the Journal points out. Itís enough to get people into the store in the first place, at which point theyíll likely buy other items, making them a loss leader, in industry parlance.

https://www.eater.com/2018/1/5/16853...y-stores-price
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Old 10 January 2018, 01:13 AM
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Very smart business move. It makes me wish we still had the Costco membership, except that every time we went shopping we got great deals on other things we didn't need too.
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Old 10 January 2018, 01:29 AM
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Costco takes their unsold chickens and makes them into chicken noodle soup!

And shredded chicken!
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Old 10 January 2018, 01:49 PM
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Costco takes their unsold chickens and makes them into chicken noodle soup!

And shredded chicken!
Sounds a little urban-legendy to me!
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Old 10 January 2018, 01:54 PM
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No, the urban legend part is that the "chickens" are actually overgrown rats, or protein blobs grown in tanks.

That is, of course, due to Obama and Clinton doing something nefarious for China.
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Old 10 January 2018, 01:56 PM
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Why? It makes perfect sense to me. As long as the chicken is not past an expiry date and is properly handled, using it as an ingredient in another properly dated item is a good way to try to use it and not waste it.
Where do you think the ground beef in Wendy's chili comes from?
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Old 10 January 2018, 02:00 PM
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Where do you think the ground beef in Wendy's chili comes from?
Octopus eyeballs?

My wife used to work at Wendy's. Any patties left unsold at the end of the night are mashed up for chili.
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Old 10 January 2018, 04:52 PM
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Sounds a little urban-legendy to me!
It's not a UL- they take the unsold chickens at the end of the day and make them into packages of boneless rotisserie chicken meat and fresh chicken soup.

And it's delicious!
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Old 10 January 2018, 03:26 PM
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Itís hard to believe, but before 1994, grocery stores did not sell packaged rotisserie chickens.
Hogwash. We were buying rotisserie chickens at IGA's in the 1970's.

OY
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Old 10 January 2018, 03:36 PM
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Yes, I certainly remember grocery stores selling packaged, cooked chicken that was kept under heat lamps well over 40 years ago. Maybe it technically wasn't "rotisserie chicken" because it was cooked some other way, but the basic concept was the same.
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Old 10 January 2018, 04:08 PM
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snopes, I remember seeing them on the spit in the 80's; although, again, my memory is not a provable cite.

GenYus, soup/stewing chickens are older birds, usually spent layers. They taste fine, but may need to be simmered for as much as several hours to make them tender enough to eat -- an advantage, actually, for long-cooking dishes such as my mother's cacchiatore, in which the bird is first boiled as for chicken soup and then baked in a sauce; the standard young broiler/fryer will disintegrate before the dish is done, you need a stew chicken to do it right.
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I posted the article on FB and so far about 5 people have chimed in with their own memories of buying whole cooked chickens at various stores long before 1994.
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