Great news, Lexington residents: the Save-A-Lot fried chicken has been saved!
According to the Herald-Leader, Critchfield Meats is taking over the space on Southland Drive, including the famous fried chicken recipe and fryers. Critchfields will be moving from its current location in the Zandale Shopping Center off Nicholasville Road to the Southland spot in January. Renovations are currently underway, and the 21,000 square foot space will include a market, cafe, and indoor and outdoor seating areas. It will be called Critchfields Meats Family Market.
As someone who grew up going to Critchfields with my mom, I can assure you the Save-A-Lot chicken recipe is in safe hands. Phew.