Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lunch today

Get a double order of the Chicken Pot Pie at McDade's Fortification today.  You won't be able to stop once you start eating it.  If you want to eat real healthy, the baked chicken is pretty good too and seasoned well.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Today is Fried Chicken Day. Out of a sense of duty and obligation to this important observance, I had the fried chicken from McDade's at Maywood.

So good......

Anonymous said...

Do they have lunch tables or is it just takeout?

Kingfish said...

They have lunch tables inside.

Anonymous said...

They have dressing on Thursdays and it is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Avoid that short bug-eyed cashier - SUPER RUDE!

Doesn't greet customers, does not give you the total of your grocery's, and then does not say thank you.

Tried to tell the manager on duty, but she was on another planet as well.

There is no way for you to contact the McDades directly to inform them of bad experiences with staff.

Anonymous said...

I find it complete heresy to refer to this location as anything other than "Jitney 14;" or, just "The Jitney." Winn-Dixie and the McDades have done an adequate job of carrying on but it's still The Jitney. I'm in my 7th decade of shopping there so please give me the respect I deserve. The cafeteria food is pretty much a crap shoot, but what can you expect for $5.40. Thanks to Kingfish's reminder today, I stopped by and picked up a chicken pot pie plate. It was dee-lish.

Anonymous said...

@1:15
I am not as familiar with the Belhaven and Fondren McDade's as I am with the one on Northside, but at the one on Northside they hire a few special needs adults (which is commendable). That might be the case with the person you mentioned. Not sure.

Kingfish said...

The baked chicken is very good. Seasoned. Problem with many grocery store delis is they won't season their foods or salt them much because the old folks complain. Ugh. This one uses seasonings and good ole bacon in many of the foods. The Chicken Pot Pie on Thursdays is dee-lish as you said as is the fried catfish on Fridays. Meatloaf on Wed. isn't bad at all if you like it with tomato gravy although the meatloaf at Logan's is the best in town.

The cobblers are very good although they need some diversity. Too much peach and apple. Need some cherry or booberry more often.

Louis LeFleur said...

Don't forget the pecan "cobbler", actually just a huge pecan pie!

Anonymous said...

@ 2:07pm

Never had any issues at the Northside location, the kids that work there are usually cordial and kind.

The Fondren store I've had unprofessional treatment from them as well. There's a heavyset dark skin woman at the Fondren location, now she is really nice and always cordial. But the rest - meh

I like the Northside store the best, but it's just getting in and out of there that makes it a pain - so I always stop at the other two when I leave work

Anonymous said...

@ 1:15PM Call McDade's main office at 601-713-4178.

Anonymous said...

2:06, back in the day I had the privilege of working as a bag boy and stocker at the old Jitney 14. Sam Holley was the manager and taught us all the importance of customer service. It wasn't uncommon for us to bag groceries for Miss Eudora Welty, Governor Waller, medical students and people living off of food stamps all in the same hour. Treated them all the same way, with respect. We would carry real grocery bags to the customer's cars and even their homes. On a good Saturday our pockets would be full of quarters from our customers. Always had good deli lunches, but we could always good next door and get a burger from Parkinson's Drug Store.

Anonymous said...

To: 2:06

You are spot on about Sam Holley. He was manager of Canton Jitney before he came to #14 on Fortification. I knew the family well; I worked with his wife and my son was in school with one of their daughters; a finer family you will not find. I later worked in Jackson and would see him in #14 when I stopped by.

Fortification was one of the best stores ever.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting that its 'fried chicken day'. There ain't no McDade's in Madison (they don't do columns and a chicken is in the peacock fambly) so I stopped at Kentucky Fried on the way home tonite.

Anonymous said...

Dangit! Cats outta the bag now. The line is already long enough at lunch time. Great baked chicken, good vegetables. Two vegs, meat and bread for under $6.00.

Louis LeFleur said...

Anon. 3:58, that's Parkins Pharmacy, not Parkinson's Drug Store.

KF, just for clarification, only the Fortification store has tables where one can eat. I know they don't have them at Maywood and don't remember any at Woodland Hills. Also since no one has pointed this out, McDade's refers to their fried chicken as "almost famous", which is a fitting description.

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