BIZNOTE: Signs going up at West Seattle’s future Ezell’s Famous Chicken location

1:00 PM: Ten months after we discovered that Ezell’s Famous Chicken was taking over the commercial space on the southeast corner of California and Fauntleroy, the signs are going up. We’ve been watching the plan progress through the permit files in the five months since the AT&T store moved out, but the company hadn’t commented on a target opening date. We are checking again. (Thanks to Kersti Muul for the sign tip!)

2:09 PM: A company spokesperson replies, “We don’t currently have a firm opening date for West Seattle yet.”

37 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Signs going up at West Seattle's future Ezell's Famous Chicken location"

  • WSOwl November 18, 2021 (1:26 pm)

    Can’t wait!

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy November 18, 2021 (2:19 pm)

    I’m going to get so fat…  On my exercise walks one day I discovered you can buy a single piece of chicken that comes with a roll. COMPLETELY UNDOES EXERCISE WALKS. But so darned tempting.

  • DC November 18, 2021 (2:21 pm)

    This opening will certainly test my self discipline… Excited nonetheless!

  • Stephen November 18, 2021 (2:31 pm)

    I just lost $20 and my pants don’t fit

  • Deirdre November 18, 2021 (2:41 pm)

    Get used to the new aroma in the neighborhood! I passed on an apartment a couple blocks from Ezell’s in the CD years and years ago because of the heavily  saturated fried chicken air, lol!

    • carole November 18, 2021 (4:48 pm)

      I used to live above the Jefferson Square Safeway, living room window faced Edmunds.  The aroma of baking doughnuts, especially maple bars, was heaven.

    • Auntie November 18, 2021 (5:35 pm)

      When I lived in San Francisco, they put an all-night Burger King into the street level of our apartment building. Not only did the “grill” smells waft up into our apartment 24/7, but all day and all night we had to listen to the scratchy box yell “Welcome to Burker King! What can I get for you today?” Everyone in the building complained so much that they had to put a person outside with a walkie-talkie to place orders. At least the new Ezell’s is in a stand-alone building.

  • Lisa H November 18, 2021 (2:42 pm)

    Get. In. My. Belly.

  • Trevor Leonard November 18, 2021 (2:58 pm)

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Hey alright guys, have a good one.

  • Ex-Westwood Resident November 18, 2021 (3:03 pm)

    Sorry, but I haven’t been all that impressed with the chicken there.

    I like Safeway’s or Saar’s chicken much more. Favorite was KFC before they changed their recipe or the way they cooked it.

    Heaven Sent was better than Ezell’s.

    And didn’t they already try this in White Center, at what used to be the at Wendy’s site?

    Since torn down and an apartment building erected. 

    • WSB November 18, 2021 (3:56 pm)

      The drive-up in south WC was a very long time ago, ~20 years. Fried chicken, anyway, is like pizza. Everybody’s got their opinion. WC now has Popeye’s, Bok-a-Bok, and KFC. Closest thing WS has to standalone fried chicken is Ma’ono …

      • Jason November 18, 2021 (9:20 pm)

        Thriftway has good fried chicken at the deli counter for lunch. Surprisingly affordable.

    • Brian November 25, 2021 (12:01 am)

      This ishh is laughable. You either havent actually had Ezells or lost you taste buds in an unfortunate hot greasy chicken accident.

  • Blbl November 18, 2021 (3:06 pm)

    Ezell’s and Sees. Hoo boy, pace yourself, Blbl. 

  • Jason November 18, 2021 (3:48 pm)

    Spicy snack pack and a Peach Faygo!

    • Diane November 18, 2021 (5:29 pm)

      What’s a peach Faygo?

      • Insertname November 18, 2021 (9:33 pm)

        A delicious beverage out of Detroit. Too bad I don’t drink pop anymore.

    • anonyme November 19, 2021 (5:31 am)

      Faygo?!!!  Are you kidding me?  I grew up in Detroit drinking Faygo.  The Rock n’ Rye was the best!  I don’t drink pop anymore either, but maybe just one for old time’s sake.

  • #yum November 18, 2021 (4:10 pm)

    Oh my yes! 

  • A Different James November 18, 2021 (4:29 pm)

    I hope this location will have Keto and organic options.

    • Smoosh November 19, 2021 (1:27 am)

      This guy….

    • flimflam November 19, 2021 (7:11 am)

      I hope you are playing around…

    • zark00 November 19, 2021 (9:19 am)

      hahaha that’s great :) That would be so funny to see an organic option at an Ezells – I’d buy it just for the irony.

  • Diane S November 18, 2021 (5:26 pm)

    When and where is See’s going to be?

  • Peter November 18, 2021 (5:52 pm)

    I gained five pounds at the sight of it. Got a peek inside, too. Looks like it’s coming together nicely. 

  • lamont November 18, 2021 (11:52 pm)

    I’m going to need to start jogging longer

  • Denden November 19, 2021 (6:38 am)

    Sorry, all I see are more cars in the already crowded Thriftway lot. Too bad, they did not move into the former bank site across the street, complete with a drive-in window.

  • Eastside November 19, 2021 (7:01 am)

    I much prefer Chick-fil-A to Ezell’s any day.

  • raywest November 19, 2021 (12:24 pm)

    Have never eaten at one, but if it’s good enough for Oprah, I’ll definitely give them a try! KFC was my “guilty pleasure” but always too much bother to drive to White Center after the West Seattle location closed.

    • raywest November 20, 2021 (8:32 am)

      Well darn! Now I’m disappointed as I’ve since learned that this is no longer Oprah’s “Ezell’s Chicken,” as the original one was sold and the chicken recipe changed. Now I need to find a “Heaven Sent Fried Chicken” location, as apparently that is the original Ezell product. Oh well.

      • Wes C. Addle December 2, 2021 (8:47 pm)

        I’ve had both.  There’s really not much difference. 

  • SpencerGT November 20, 2021 (11:03 am)

    I’m glad to get a restaurant in the area.  Seems like a step up from McDonald’s or Subway.

    • Michael Hock November 21, 2021 (9:42 pm)

      Peel and Press is right there, too – a little pricey but so good.

  • trant December 3, 2021 (9:38 am)

    Chicken is much better than KFC ever was but the fried okra is fantastic!It is very difficult to find fried okra in Seattle and Ezells is great!

    • Yep December 8, 2021 (7:47 pm)


  • late commenter December 8, 2021 (9:36 pm)

    so when’s the opening???

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