All KFC articles

  • Restaurant Conf 378

    KFC expands reach after scaling delivery ‘dramatically’


    MD Paula MacKenzie appeared at MCA’s Restaurant Conference where she spoke of how the “muscle memory” of the chicken distribution crisis of 2018 helped KFC deal with the lockdowns of 2020

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    Sustainability is on the agenda at MCA’s Restaurant Conference


    Pizza Hut Restaurants, Burger King UK and Darwin & Wallace will take part in a special panel on sustainability with Zero Carbon Forum.

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    KFC announces new COO


    KFC has announced that its UK & Ireland chief operating officer Rob Swain has been appointed to the same role at KFC Global, and will be replaced by Lucy Taylor. 

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    EG Group acquires portfolio of 52 KFC sites


    EG Group has become the largest franchisee for the KFC brand in Western Europe, following the acquisition of 52 UK sites from Amsric Group.

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    Minister Scully and AlixPartners to speak at MCA Restaurant Conference


    Business minister Paul Scully and AlixPartners’ MD, hospitality and leisure, Graeme Smith have joined the line-up at MCA’s Restaurant Conference 2021.

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    KFC warns of supply issues


    KFC UK & Ireland has warned its customers of potential supply issues.

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    KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell see sales recover


    Yum! Brands – owner of KFCPizza Hut and Taco Bell - has reported strong Q2 growth, with KFC UK’s system sales rising 248% compared with the previous year, when many of its stores were shut due to the pandemic.

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    The growing appeal of the drive-thru


    The drive-thru format is attracting attention from a diverse set of operators in the UK. What are some of the key factors for success and how might the format be evolving?

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    KFC makes sustainability commitment


    KFC UK & Ireland has upped its environmental credentials with a new net-zero greenhouse gas emission commitment.

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    KFC sees strong growth


    KFC grew sales in the UK by 16% in Q1, the second biggest increase worldwide after China.

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    McDonald’s and KFC rapidly expand delivery footprint


    McDonald’s and KFC have both more than doubled their share of the total delivery market since 2019, Lumina Intelligence research finds.

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    KFC expands Deliveroo partnership


    KFC has expanded its partnership with Deliveroo to a further 200 restaurants across the UK, on top of the 130 launched in 2020. 

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    KFC UK outperforms global markets


    KFC system sales in the UK saw the biggest uplift of all its markets in Q4 last year, according to Yum! Brands financial reports.

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    KFC to roll out electric vehicle charging points at 450 sites


    KFC UK & Ireland is to roll out rapid electric vehicle charging points at up to 450 of its restaurants across the country.

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    KFC UK sales up 16% in Q3


    KFC’s UK sales were up 16% in Q3, the best performing territory in the Yum! global estate. Yum! CEO David Gibbs, described the results as “encouraging” and that they demonstrated the “resilience of the Yum! portfolio as Yum! generated year-over-year core operating profit growth, continued to reopen temporarily closed restaurants and achieved global same-store sales growth of approximately flat, in aggregate, for our open store base. “For the second consecutive quarter, digital sales increased by more than $1bn over the prior year and set a single quarter record of $4bn.

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    KFC to create 5,400 jobs


    KFC UK and Ireland has announced plans to create a further 5,400 jobs following a surge in takeaway demand through the coronavirus crisis, Sky News reports.

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    KFC stunt leaves a bitter taste


    I love Kentucky Fried Chicken. KFC is one of the tastiest things in the world. But it’s tasteless to deploy the coronavirus as a marketing stunt. There is no reason the coronavirus should have caused it to drop its famous finger lickin’ good catchphrase, but it knew it would spark debate and get people talking about KFC, and in that respect it’s a marketing job as juicy as a delicious drumstick. But it’s an ill-judged move for KFC to exploit the coronavirus to get people eating more fried chicken.

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    Welcome Break signs up to Eat Out to Help Out


    Motorway service operator Welcome Break has signed up to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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    KFC system sales down 58% in Q2


    Yum brands has reported KFC UK system sales fell 58% in Q2 2020 compared to the same period last year. According to the parent company’s latest financial update, sales in the UK business fell 23% for the year to date (to 30 June 2020), a dip that has been attributed to the coronavirus pandemic

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    KFC releases first animal welfare report


    KFC has admitted to poor animal welfare among its suppliers, and has vowed to improve conditions going forward.