a thread of fake Morleys

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by not-bono-ever, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. pissflaps

    pissflaps i've got a headache in my pants...

    "Morris Cassanova"

    i'm calling horseshit.
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  2. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

  3. malatesta32

    malatesta32 Not Serb. No, Really!

    as seen on the x files and smoked by the cigarette smoking man (who clearly isnt a smoker!)
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  4. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I looked at that site. It says 'American-Style Chicken'. :eek:
  5. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    The thought of a Chicken Planet makes me a little bit afraid.

    Btw: what would 'british-style chicken' be: baked in a pie?
  6. Frumious B.

    Frumious B. Well-Known Member

    It would have bad teeth, good chat-up lines and poor bedroom skilz.
  7. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    soemwhere off the OKR morz.jpg
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  8. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap R.I.P.

    Perhaps there should be an OKR Chicken on the Old Kent Road.

    There is a television advert for KFC (I think, or it may be another brand) that shows the chicken and the chips in close up. The meal looks very dry and unappetising. I have eaten a KFC a long time ago and yes it was rather dry. I prefer grilled chicken. I don't understand why chicken shops are springing up everwhere like dandelions in summer.
  9. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    The kids wanted to try Albanian Fried chicken ( AFC as it was called ) a week ago in Vlore, Albanian. Jesus christ- it makes the fake morelys look like Marco Pierre White
  10. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    I eat from there from time to time, even when sober. 8 wings for 2.10!
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  11. sankara

    sankara Well-Known Member

    Bump! What a thread!

    I was driving down Whitehorse Road in Croydon yesterday and saw a place called The Croydon Morley or something like that. I couldn't stop for a photo unfortunately.
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  12. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    :confused: hmm

    BTW the lookalikeys could of course be franchises.
  13. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I didn't even know that this was a thing, let alone a South London specific thing.. and these two shops were 2 minutes walk from my front door the whole time (Loughborough Junction , se5) :facepalm:

  14. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Ah but no, they are not legit franchises of the official chicken chain - they're just using the same colours and similar name to subliminally make people feel a familiarity with the chicken on offer, like so that they feel they know what they're getting. I think.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2016
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  15. porno thieving gypsy

    porno thieving gypsy Bustin' out R.I.P.

  16. jakejb79

    jakejb79 Laughing Cow

    McDonald's and Jollibee ripoff.

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  17. danski

    danski Comfortable chair.

    Leisurewear for the connoisseur...


    eta...sent from phone before, couldn't see it was too small
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
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  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    When I had some older relatives visit me from abroad - their first trip to London too - their biggest impression and confusion was "why are there so many fried chicken shops"? There used to be three within a 2 minute walk of my old place - in fact on one parade there were two chicken shops within 4 doors of each other:facepalm: - see for yourself, a Berties and a MMM fake Morleys
    Google Maps
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
  19. Mr Smin

    Mr Smin Registered Luser

    For the uninitiated, Jollibee is a major burger chain in the Philippines. I think the average pinoy would see that stallholder as aspiring to be a franchisee, not as someone trying to deceive them.
  20. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Great thread.
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  21. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Isn't it. Needs a regular bumping or someone to do a phd on it at the very least.
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  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    in other S>E London chain news Gogi's off licenses have all shut down :( they were a bit shit tbh but still, a familair sight
    i knew of, and shopped in, 4 branches around lewisham, but there were definitely more than that.... according to the internet there were some as far as Thamsemead and Bexley

    i presume they all closed - the 4 i knew all have
  23. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Was Gogi's some kind of an authentic offie thing that the fake gogis were copying??
  24. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i think it was the empire of Mr Gogi, who died a few years ago - his empire held for a time but crumbled in the end
    the blue gogi's below may be an imitation - thats the thamsemead one - suspect! Or a different Mr Gogi
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  25. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's a night time shot of New Morlys in L. Junc. The original Morleys is so yesterday. New is where it's at.

  27. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    That would be really great if it came with the stench of burnt oil and fried chicken :D
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  28. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Hah a new one for you!
    Monleys in Nunhead
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  29. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    I have been inducted to this game. I had no idea and now a niche, chicken shop spotting, nerd-distraction has opened up to me. :facepalm: :rolleyes: :D
  30. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    There's a Marleys on Brookmil Road (menu has the O changed to an A) and a Mowelys with a double M burger in Deptford and Catford.

    Morleys are the business. Did they start in Lewisham?
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