HELL YEAH, it is. KFC franchisee Sam Edelman is on a mission, he wants an elusive Michelin Star for his restaurant in Alice Springs.
The rating system has been used to grade some of the most extraordinary and downright delicious restaurants across the world. One star means “very good restaurant”, two stars “excellent cooking that is worth a detour” and three stars is “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey.” You might think only “snobby” grub earn the title but in truth, you just have to serve up an extremely tasty plate of food, like Singapore’s Michelin-starred Hawker Chen. There’s one in Melbourne, if you’re interested.
Edelman told NT News that, in theory, his store does meet the criteria.
“We have great food, cook it fresh on the premises,” he said.
“In Alice Springs we have a unique position where people literally come from hundreds of kilometres for food, sometimes just for KFC. It puts us in a position where we also meet the criteria of worth a detour that they have.”
According to Michelin, the anonymous food inspectors adhere to a five-assessment criteria to judge whether or not a restaurant has earned a Michelin Star. They are: using quality products, the mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in the cuisine, value for money, and consistency of food. Edelman’s definitely got at least one of those covered.
FUN FACT: the same Michelin you’ve just read about is the same Michelin that manufactures tires. The more you know.
Considering you have to catch Michelin’s attention to even be considered, Edelman gave away some free chicken on Sunday in hopes of capturing the food gods’ eye.
“We do have a secret recipe, we do have a method of cooking that was developed by the Colonel, so it’s really not that far-fetched,” he continued.
“Worst case is I don’t get anything, best case is a Michelin Star, middle case, I get Michelin to come to Australia because we have some amazing restaurants here, on top of my KFC.”
Bless you, Sam Edelman. Bless you.Source: NT News