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Boxcar Fried Chicken & Biscuits (former Fremont Diner) in Sonoma

Melanie Wong | Sep 14, 201801:31 PM

The much beloved Fremont Diner https://www.chowhound.com/post/fremon... re-opened Wednesday as Boxcar Fried Chicken & Biscuits.

https://www.sonomanews.com/lifestyle/...
https://sf.eater.com/2018/9/14/178607...
https://www.sonomamag.com/biteclub/so...

The model is to streamline operations using fewer staff serving a smaller menu. An initial report from a shy chowhound says not enough staff on hand for even the slimmer system and the fried chicken tastes completely different and not in a good way. Cartons of Sysco fried chicken were stacked on the racks. Cryo bags of pre-made slaw in white boxes were also sighted. Fries are from frozen crinkle-cut. A cheap plastic (non-green) knife could not cut through the fried chicken.

When I asked if Popeye's would be a better bet, this source replied, "By a mile."

Sounds like a much different place than Fremont Diner. The website states, "Here at Boxcar we are focused on local, seasonal ingredients. Everything is made fresh daily with locally sourced ingredients. Boxcar is a family focused restaurant offering fast service + quality food. " I'm not sure how to square this with the observations.

Please report in if you try it.

Boxcar Fried Chicken & Biscuits
2698 Fremont Drive, | HWY. 12
Sonoma, Calif. 95476
https://www.instagram.com/boxcarfried...

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