If you happen to drive by the intersection of Illinois Ave and Hampton Rd, you will notice on one side The Original Chicken N’ Rice restaurant and directly across the street The New Crispy Chicken N’ Rice. I know competition exist, but this is just being lazy. Quizno’s may be similar to Subway, but at least they didn’t call themselves The New Toasty Subway. Even the color scheme of their signs are way too similar.
So, why is this a war you may ask? Because The Original Chicken N’ Rice has signs up in its store claiming that they are “the original,” and that they are not associated with the impostor, The New Crispy Chicken N’ Rice. They adopted “the original” as part of their name in response to the other opening up, and have gone about replacing everything in the store to now say The Original Chicken N’ Rice.
Which restaurant is winning the war is unclear. Several of my friends have told me that The Original Chicken N’ Rice taste better, so I’m going to have to pick that one.