Hartz Chicken Buffet

Hartz Chicken Buffet opened Monday on Palmer Highway in Texas City. JENNIFER REYNOLDS/The Daily News

Jennifer Reynolds

Hartz Chicken Buffet opened today in Texas City and by all accounts was well received.

Mainland editor TJ Aulds reports spotting a respectable lunchtime crowd when he drove past the eatery, 2711 Palmer Highway in the building formerly occupied by Texas Seafood.

Surprisingly, I've gotten a lot of emails from readers over the months eager for the opening. Some said they were big fans of the yeast rolls at Hartz.

That's what I like about readers of this blog. Culinary interests are wide-ranging. 

It’s been a really, really long time since I’ve eaten at a Hartz Buffet.

In high school, I was a fan of the okra and other vegetables at Hartz. But I preferred the spices in the chicken served by KFC and Popeye's more.

These days, my encounters with fast-food fried chicken is few and far between. I don't have the turbo-charged metabolism I did in high school. 

Still, I can always live vicariously through others. Are you a fan of Hartz Chicken? If not, among the chains, which makes the best fried chicken? Biscuits? 

(2) comments


I would like Hartz to do a healthier fried chicken and not so much fried.

Frank Emmite

I love Hartz for their gizzards and livers. Apparently the other chicken places thinks no one likes those. I have a Hartz that is closer to me in League City but getting out is a nightmare (traffic) so glad I have a choice.[tongue]

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.