All KFC articles – Page 3

  • KFC's new design in Bracknell
    News

    KFC reopens select delivery-only sites

    2020-04-15T06:00:00Z

    KFC has reopened several restaurants for delivery only, with further reopenings planned in the coming weeks.

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    News

    Yum Brands raises fresh capital, launches employee support funds

    2020-03-31T08:06:00Z

    Yum Brands, the global operator of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, has raised fresh capital from bond investors, allowing the company to increase its size by $100m (to $600m).

  • Loungers
    News

    Loungers, Fuller’s and BRG announce closures, to-go transitions continue

    2020-03-20T13:39:00Z

    Loungers is the latest operator to announce an estate-wide temporary restaurant closure due to the impact of COVID-19, and Fuller’s will close all London pubs. 

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    Interviews

    KFC’s Jo Tivers: “I love pickled and fermented ingredients - they go so well with the KFC Original Recipe”

    2020-02-26T08:26:00Z

    KFC’s NPD team lead discusses the success of its Vegan Burger, where KFC plans to take its plant-based menu next and why texture is too often overlooked by product developers.

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    Longreads

    Instagram: Looking Good Enough To Eat

    2020-02-21T08:31:00Z

    No dish reaches the candy pink menu at EL&N cafe without having its photo taken first. The chain’s head of food Daniel Booth will “play around with dishes during the development process, taking photos to see how they look through a lens before finalising them,” says head of marketing Sahar Mahdavian. The result is immaculate. Sambazon acai smoothie bowls and edible flowers perch pristinely on ancient grain granola, more modern art than breakfast. 

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    Analysis & Insight

    Delivery promiscuity in a fragmented market

    2020-02-20T08:40:00Z

    Casual dining brands are becoming more promiscuous with delivery operators, MCA analysis has revealed.

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    News

    Steve Gotham: Recovering confidence and and accelerating growth in 2020

    2020-02-14T08:30:00Z

    Encouragingly for most, MCA predicts that 2020 will see stronger net physical increases in store portfolios across the majority of leading operators.MCA’s Operator Data Index includes over 350 branded operators with five or more outlets at December 2019. These stretch across the full spectrum of the market and account for close to 27,000 outlets which claimed modest overall year on year growth of just under 1% in 2019. We are expecting this growth rate to double to 2% in December 2020, with over 500 net new outlets to open, equating to 11 per week.

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    News

    Planting the right seeds for sustained growth

    2020-02-13T08:08:00Z

    Veganism has been labelled the megatrend of the next decade and the statistics back up this claim. Last month, more than 400,000 people signed up to this year’s Veganuary campaign, a 60% increase on last year, fuelled by shows such as Netflix’ recent “Game Changers” documentary. Whilst uptake of pure vegans has increased markedly, there’s also a very large market out there for people that simply want to reduce their meat intake, whether that is for environmental or perceived health reasons, rather than just animal welfare reasons. Sainsbury’s recent Future of Food report, which looks ahead to 2025, predicts 25% of adults will be either be vegan or vegetarian by then, with the proportion of ‘flexitarians’ set to rise to 50%.

  • Terry Harrison @ Busaba
    Longreads

    Bangkok bounce back?

    2020-02-12T07:55:00Z

    Once the darling of the Thai restaurant scene, Busaba has had a tough few years, with falling profits and site closures. Now with a simplified offer and a fresh focus on the capital, it’s looking to bounce back

  • Food to go
    Analysis & Insight

    Top 10 F2G brands grow market share

    2020-02-10T08:45:00Z

    The top 10 Food To Go brands grew sales by 3.4% in 2019 to a market share of 33.6%, outperforming the wider Food to Go (FTG) market, MCA Insight reveals.

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    News

    Casual Dining back in growth in 2020

    2020-02-10T08:44:00Z

    The leading casual dining brands are set to return to growth of around 1% in 2020, according to MCA Insight. The growth was largely due to a combination of inflationary pressures easing, and the stablising political climate boosting consumer confidence, it said. The sample of 250 casual dining brands, from large operators like KFC down to smaller operators like Flat Iron, found growth would return in 2020 after declines of -3.5% and -2.8% across 2018 and 2019.

  • KFC's new design in Bracknell
    News

    KFC sales up

    2020-02-07T08:25:00Z

    KFC UK has seen a sales uplift of 11% for its fourth quarter ended 31 December 2019.

  • RROTY 2020
    News

    Retailers’ Retailer full nominees list revealed

    2020-02-04T08:37:00Z

    The finalists for MCA’s Retailers’ Retailer Awards 2020 have been announced, with the cohort reflecting a diverse and vibrant range of eating and drinking out operators.

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    News

    Greggs voted top fast food brand by YouGov

    2020-01-22T12:58:00Z

    Greggs has been ranked ‘top’ and ‘most improved’ brand in the fast food and pubs sector of YouGov’s 2019 BrandIndex Buzz survey.

  • Martin Shuker
    News

    Shuker leaves KFC

    2020-01-20T10:01:00Z

    Martin Shuker, managing director of KFC Western Europe, has announced his decision to retire after nearly three years in the role.

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    News

    Veganuary operator offering round-up

    2020-01-03T08:18:00Z

    Once again, Veganuary is upon us, and with the number of vegans more than doubling to 600,000 between 2016 and 2019, this year’s operator offering is bigger than ever. 

  • PizzaExpress at Welcome Break
    News

    Review of the Year part One

    2019-12-19T08:33:00Z

    Amid a backdrop of casual dining carnage and CVAs around every corner, the industry had plenty of news in 2019. But Pizza Express delivered drama. With 490 sites in the UK, Pizza Express is a national institution. So when it announced a net debt pile of £1.1bn earlier this year, and premature rumours of its demise hit the airwaves, the country rallied itself in the way it does best these days – by keyboard.

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    Longreads

    Mixing politics with advertising: a risk worth taking?

    2019-12-12T08:23:00Z

    What do politicians and fast food have in common? No, not a new deal every day and a tendency to fall slightly short of what the menu promises, but cause to print a huge Whopper on the side of a bus, apparently. In a world where an advertisement for Iceland that dared to criticise palm oil is met with uproar and banned for being ‘too political,’ brand engagement with political debate may seem like something best avoided.

  • News

    Flyt co-founders depart company

    2019-12-09T08:42:00Z

    Flyt co-founders Tom Weaver and Chris Evans are leaving day to day leadership roles at the payments technology company, MCA understands.

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    News

    KFC ads banned over ‘cluck’ row

    2019-12-04T08:25:00Z

    Two print ads for KFC have been banned after the ASA agreed with complaints that it had substituted the word ‘Cluck’ for ‘Fuck’ during a recent campaign. A poster displayed at bus stops and other locations during September featured the phrase “What the cluck?! £1.99 fill up lunch” while print ads in the Metro and the Sun were identical except one featured the elongated word “cluuuuuck”.