All KFC articles – Page 6

  • Chikn

    CHIK'N confirms v2.0 on former BRGR Co site in Soho


    CHIK’N, the fried chicken concept from the team behind Chick ‘n’ Sours, has announced its version 2, confirming a second store will open Wardour Street in Soho in May.

  • KFC supply

    Bidvest to return as main KFC supplier


    Best Food Logistics, formerly Bidvest, is to return as KFC’s main supplier, following the departure of DHL, The Sun has reported.

  • KFC

    Mark out of 10: KFC


    Mark McCulloch – the brand and marketing guru behind Supersonic Inc – gives his latest take on a marketing campaign by a prominent operator. Today he looks at KFC’s offer to open 300 of its kitchens up to customers, issued via a sponsored tweet.

  • Just Eat delivery scooters

    Analysts corner: Hargreaves Lansdown on Just Eat


    Three months after it dropped out of the FTSE 100, Just Eat is due to re-join it. Hargreaves Lansdown gives its thoughts in its readmission.

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    Taco Bell makes senior hires amid aggressive UK expansion


    Taco Bell has appointed Graham McGarvie, formerly of Yum Brands stablemate KFC, as European director of operations, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Just Eat delivers 500 millionth UK order


    Just Eat has announced that it has achieved its 500 millionth UK order.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Going Global: Enter the dragon


    In the latest in his series of Going Global columns for MCA, international franchising expert Jasper Reid looks at the prospects for eating-out brands targeting the Chinese market.

  • KFC interior

    KFC FY lfls down 2% in the UK


    KFC system sales were down 2% in 2018 but rallied in the final quarter with a 1% increase, parent company Yum! Brands has reported.

  • News

    KFC to introduce Netflix-style recommendations function


    KFC is set to roll out new Netflix-style recommendations technology trialled in its drive-thru estate across it UK operations, MCA’s Hostech conference heard this week.

  • Frankie and Bennys

    TRG promotes Humphries to Frankie and Benny’s MD


    The Restaurant Group has promoted Ollie Humphries to managing director of its Frankie & Benny’s brand, MCA understands.

  • Opinion

    Changing through the gears


    On the back of securing investment from private equity group TriSpan, Mark Wingett speaks to Thunderbird Fried Chicken founder Matt Harris, new chief executive Marcel Khan, and property director Kieran Sherlock about what that means for the business, and looks at what it means for the wider better chicken category, which could be set to take off after several false starts.

  • Thunderbird Fried Chicken (l-r) Matt Harris and Marcel Khan

    TriSpan backs Thunderbird Fried Chicken rollout


    Private equity firm TriSpan has made its second UK investment, backing the rollout of street food star Thunderbird Fried Chicken, MCA has learnt.

  • Roosters Piri Piri

    Full steam ahead


    With its eye on store numbers in the triple figures, Georgi Gyton speaks to Roosters Piri Piri about its ambitious growth plans, how delivery is changing its property strategy and why the operator has made innovation the lifeblood of its business.

  • Rooney Anand

    Tough times provide scope for excellence


    Jon Midmer of global executive search firm JMA gives his view on the past year in recruitment and what to expect in 2019. He discusses the trend for hospitality executives heading to the leisure sector and the leadership qualities that are likely to come to the fore in 2019.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Study claims restaurant and pub dishes unhealthier than fast food


    A study by the British Medical Journal has suggested food served in pub and restaurant chains is unhealthier than that of fast-food chains.

  • KFC interior

    Tahir Group acquires another seven KFC sites


    Property developer and serial franchisee The Tahir Group has acquired a further seven KFC restaurants in London in a multi-million pound deal.

  • Walter-Seib

    HMSHost: 'We have ambitions to grow our UK presence further'


    HMSHost International, the global concession operator, is looking to grow its presence in the UK, and would entertain the possible bolt-on acquisitions of smaller UK rivals, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Birts steps down from Pizza Hut Restaurants


    Henry Birts has stepped down as deputy managing director/chief operating officer of Pizza Hut Restaurants, after eight years with the c260-strong company.

  • Jollibee

    Jollibee eyes Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham next


    Jollibee, the Filipino fast food chain, will launch sites in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham following its UK debut in Earl’s Court last week.

  • Analysis & Insight

    In other news


    Whilst last week’s news was dominated by the fast-moving story at Patisserie Holdings, the last month has shone a light on a number of other companies in the sector, which are faced with their own issues and questions about their future. Mark Wingett gives his thoughts on the Coaching Inn Group; TGI Fridays; Five Guys; The Restaurant Group (TRG); and Gordon Ramsay.