Go Chicken Go
1000 S Harrison Street
Olathe, Kansas 66061
(913) 780-5900

Monday - Thursday: 10AM - 10PM
Friday - Saturday: 10AM - 11PM
Sunday 11AM - 10PM

Fried Chicken Face-off

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Go Chicken Go - Olathe, Kansas
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Go Chicken Go - Olathe, Kansas

The first Go Chicken Go was started by Bill and Mary Hendrx in Kansas City, Kansas in 1969. They opened their fried chicken restaurant in a "Go Gas" gasoline station. Their three sons purchased the restaurant in 1985 and expanded to 5 restaurants, including this location in Olathe, Kansas.

Up until first preparing this review, I had only tried Go Chicken Go's fried gizzards and livers. The gizzards are particularly popular where I work and when someone makes a Go Chicken Go run, they end up bringing back at least 6 orders and a few extra servings of the secret hot sauce "G-Sauce."

But preparing this review I tried several items. I wasn't impressed with the mashed potatoes (which are instant), French fries, Cole's slaw or rolls, but the the fried chicken at Go Chicken Go is as good as I have had anywhere in Olathe.

The Go Chicken Go building is nothing special, but everything is clean, including the rest rooms. Go Chicken Go offers counter or drive up service.

A 3 piece chicken dinner with mashed potatoes, cole slaw and 2 Rolls runs $10.19. 5 wings are $8.49 with just a roll. A bottle of the popular Go Chicken Go G-sauce is $3.49.

Go Chicken Go has other locations at 59 N. 7th Street in Kansas City, Kansas, 5101 Troost in Kansas City, Missouri, 8017 State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, and 4111 Shawnee Drive in Kansas City, Kansas. Of those locations visited, the Olathe one has been my favorite for service.

Go Chicken Go wins Kansas City Star Fried Chicken Face-off

In March 2016, the Kansas City Star conducted a March Madness styled contest to compare 16 of popular places for chicken in the Kansas City metropolitan area (Kansas & Missouri). There were more than 20,000 votes in the month long fried chicken tournament 

After 3 elimination rounds, Go Chicken Go faced off against Stroud's and had a decisive win with 70% of the 6,600 votes cast on the final ballot.

I don't think that these contests determine the best place, but the best known, since many people may vote for one they know, even if they haven't ever tried the one it is up against. That said, both of the finalists are among my favorite places for chicken in Kansas. 

Go Chicken G0 counter

Go Chicken Go dining room
Go Chicken Go dining room

fried chicken at Go Chicken Go in Olathe, Kansas
2 piece snack $6.29

Go Chicken Go fried chicken gizzards
1/2 order of fried chicken gizzards with roll and special hot sauce $5.99

Go Chicken Go Menu - Olathe, Kansas
Go Chicken Go Menu from September 2022

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