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KC & Son & Sons

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To understand how KC and Son & Sons is revolutionary, you need to have a sense of humour, a sense of taste, and a sense of language.
The sense of humour will help you get the most out of all the funny, jokey, rib-tickling aspects of this iconoclastic food business. These guys like to have fun whilst they are working, and lots of the design elements of the room will make you giggle.
The sense of taste will tell you that eating KC's food is no simple matter. Instead, it's a soulful matter, for the team here care deeply about what they cook and how they cook it. Just try The Bombshell, for instance: see how good a chicken-stuffed pitta pocket can be?
And your sense of language will tell you that applying the term “fast food” to what Wes Crawford and his family do is way, way wide of the mark.
KC's, instead, is a “fast-casual” restaurant. It's like Danny Meyer's Shake Shack: great cooking in an informal set-up, with long queues of hungry people every day testifying to the goodness of what they do. Meticulously sourced and superbly cooked ingredients that create delicious meals, done without pretension. Ireland needs more fast-casual restaurants like KC's, places where you get real, proper food, and respectful service and excellent value for your money. The country would be well-served by a KC's fast-casual restaurant in every town.
So, go to KC's, chat with everyone as you wait in line until it's your turn, then order a Bresnan's steak sandwich; a KC's special burger on Hassett's bap; a meat patty; a side or two of chips; the revered quarter pounder
And, remember: KC & Son & Sons is not fast food. KC's is fast-casual food, and fast-smart food, and fast-good food. And fast-Cork food, of course, boi.

Wes Crawford
Douglas Village, Cork, County Cork
+353 21 4361418

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