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Dixie Lee Fried Chicken

November 13, 2022

The Storefront of Dixie Lee Fried Chicken, Fenelon Falls

In the Fifties and Sixties the Fenelon Dairy went from being a rural dairy that did the necessary job of turning local milk into safe consumer products, to being the place that practically everyone went to enjoy ice cream by the locks. There was no denying that their location was fantastic, but milk processing was a laborious occupation. In the second generation of the business, Al and Hazel Graham branched out by opening a Dixie Lee Fried Chicken franchise.

As popular as the dairy was on its own, when the restaurant opened in 1969, it provided one more thing to love. 2 pieces of chicken with fries was just 85 cents. They opened a second location on Queen Street in Lindsay. As they focused more on the restaurant business, they sold their milk production to Kawartha Dairy, but continued to serve Borden’s dairy products. They retired in 1985.

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