Fire damages Jenison's Chick'n Lick'n

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a restaurant in Jenison. The fire started around 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Chick'n Lick'n at 916 Chicago Drive. Full Story
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jim

Belleville, MI

#63 Jan 17, 2009
This isnt the first time it burned down!
Maybe the insurance company should insist on a fire suppression system.
I doubt that God had anything to do with it!
I hear he likes chicken.
jgb

United States

#64 Jan 17, 2009
Mike wrote:
Better call Obama...sad day for him.
hmmm wow rascism is still alive i see, sad.,guess ur not celebrating this tuesday
jgb

United States

#65 Jan 17, 2009
Kelli wrote:
This is ashame. They were going to be the provider for dinner Tuesday night at the White House.
Again it's sad that racism comments still exist in this day and age
jgb

United States

#66 Jan 17, 2009
jim wrote:
This isnt the first time it burned down!
Maybe the insurance company should insist on a fire suppression system.
I doubt that God had anything to do with it!
I hear he likes chicken.
sum insight- chick'n lick'n jenison never burned down before., lots of money spent several yrs ago for fire suppresion system over cooking areas.,yes there is a bathroom that was available in the the back thru the kitchen. it didn't have central heat in the past so always during these cold months had a portable heater. just one of the many who spent time working at c/l it has been there for over 40 yrs
jgb

United States

#67 Jan 17, 2009
Over 50 wrote:
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Sounds like Jewish lightning to me ...
Please say what ur tryin gto say .,Sounds like another rascist comment .,please explain ur meaning ?

Since: Oct 08

Dearborn Heights, MI

#68 Jan 18, 2009
jgb wrote:
<quoted text> Please say what ur tryin gto say .,Sounds like another rascist comment .,please explain ur meaning ?
Jewish lightning is a term from back east that infers arson. Whether or not you feel that is rascist, I don't really care.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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#69 Jan 18, 2009
jgb wrote:
<quoted text> Please say what ur tryin gto say .,Sounds like another rascist comment .,please explain ur meaning ?
I don't think the term "Jewish Lightning" is intended to be a racist comment. It's merely a comment that conveys a "Providential" burning of a business, such as when the business is in deep financial trouble and nearly going out of business. I guess in this instance you could just as easily call it "Dutch Lightning".
Kelli

Whitehall, MI

#70 Jan 18, 2009
jgb wrote:
<quoted text>Again it's sad that racism comments still exist in this day and age
I could careless what it sounds like to you.
From another Mother

Ann Arbor, MI

#71 Jan 18, 2009
Kelli wrote:
<quoted text> I could careless what it sounds like to you.
Racism and off-topic too! Kelli can't help herself. Ignorance all in one bundle.
littleguy

Grand Rapids, MI

#72 Jan 18, 2009
It it amazing how people can pre judge others on how they think people are I am good friends with the family. they are a honest hard working family that are serving thier comuntiy. we should spend less time playing the he said she said game and pray that Gods will is going to be done and he honors commetment. lets show our support and come together on this one. anyone big enough for this or are you going to condem and complain. Who want them back?????
Kelli

Whitehall, MI

#73 Jan 18, 2009
From another Mother wrote:
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Racism and off-topic too! Kelli can't help herself. Ignorance all in one bundle.
Laughs

“Cautiously optimistic”

Since: Jan 09

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#74 Jan 18, 2009
Ralph wrote:
So many business fires are suspicious and intentionally set. There were never any bathrooms there and I could see someone using insurance money to remodel, make it bigger and bring up to code etc. Just hope this wasn't done for insurance money. If it was, hopefully God will enter their lives and show them it was wrong to do.
People were saying it was arson for insurance too when the Old Time Diner in Hudsonville burned down. Most of the time these fires are just plain bad luck...or good luck if you wanted to remodel.
BOB

Grand Rapids, MI

#75 Jan 20, 2009
jgb wrote:
<quoted text>sum insight- chick'n lick'n jenison never burned down before., lots of money spent several yrs ago for fire suppresion system over cooking areas.,yes there is a bathroom that was available in the the back thru the kitchen. it didn't have central heat in the past so always during these cold months had a portable heater. just one of the many who spent time working at c/l it has been there for over 40 yrs
it has not been in business over 40 years read the article DILL HOLE
Chubs

Grand Rapids, MI

#76 Jan 21, 2009
I have been going to Chickn Lickn for 40 years. Their prices were less than KFC but I would judge their Chickn not as good. The new owners raised prices and forced a soft drink on you with the meal.
Didn't seem quite the same under the new ownership, slower service etc.
Still, I wish them well. I miss the Double Snack with fries.
i hate snow

Carmel, IN

#77 Jan 21, 2009
Their website says they celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2005 after opening the doors in 1975. It's that kind of math that might lead me to believe they might have in financial trouble.
The Kernal

Grand Rapids, MI

#78 Jan 21, 2009
i hate snow wrote:
Their website says they celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2005 after opening the doors in 1975. It's that kind of math that might lead me to believe they might have in financial trouble.
I would guess they opened in 1965 as I had a crush on one the girls that worked there then. I believe it was owned by a Mr Busscher and Mr Spoelman back then. There also was a Chickn Lickn in Holland.
Amazed

Albuquerque, NM

#79 Jan 24, 2009
my math:

2009 - 40 = 1969

Must have got their numbers mixed up with Enron.
i hate snow wrote:
Their website says they celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2005 after opening the doors in 1975. It's that kind of math that might lead me to believe they might have in financial trouble.
Bill

AOL

#80 Jan 25, 2009
I knew Henry Busscher because I used to do some occasional work for Chicken Lickin. He loves collecting ceramic chickens. We told him a couple times that business was good and why didnt he add on? One of his biggest complaints was that if he did any remodeling at all, he needed to add bathrooms and do all sorts of other things to bring it up to modern codes. He said it would cost too much money and it his age, he'd rather just sell. This fire sounds suspicious to me. I mean, who's got 60-80,000 dollars these days to put into remodeling? With the building code requirements nowadays, it might have meant practically tearing down the whole restaurant and starting off from scratch, which could have cost hundreds of thousands. I wonder how much the old gal was insured for?
Mac Howard City Mi

Big Rapids, MI

#81 Mar 21, 2009
This was my Favorite chicken. You can make all the jokes you want. GOD will will bless this family. Does anyone know if Chick'n Lick'n will be rebuilt? Thanks
TACKMAN

Plymouth, IN

#82 Mar 21, 2009
That place was my mom's favorite - it's probably what killed her.

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