On my way back, I stopped at a chicken shop run by some guys from the Religion of Peace. The sign outside said that they sell chicken wraps (the only form of chicken I eat) but inside, there's no chicken wrap on the menu that I could see. So I asked and he said yes, they sell chicken wraps. I ordered one and some fries.
Comes back. I had a £5 and a £20 in my hands not sure which is appropriate. I was afraid he was going to jack up the price because I clearly didn't know how much it was.
He said, "£2.40". I had to ask him to repeat it, partly because the price was so amazing and partly because his English wasn't very good. "£2.40".
So I gave him the £5 and was on my way. "This must be a really small chicken wrap and/or portion of fries" I thought. Get home. No. More than what one gets at KFC for a Twister (chicken wrap) and large fries.
At KFC, this costs between £4.75 and £5.25 depending on who the cashier is. Some cashiers turn it into a meal by giving me a theoretical water (thus reducing the price) whereas other cashiers just do what I tell them (which results in the higher price). I don't get meals because I don't like carrying a cup around.
It also tasted fine. No better or worse than KFC.
So how can they sell it for £2.40 and make a profit? Or more likely, how does KFC justify such an astronomical markup? Even at $2.40, they're presumably making a reasonable profit.
So I'm definitely going to check that place out again. I can get two meals for the price of one KFC meal. And it's not far from me. I just never go down that direction unless I'm going to this hospital. The KFC is in a much better location so maybe that's why they can charge more. And the name recognition, of course.