KFC, the fast food chicken chain, is trialling two next generation restaurants that feature touch screen table technology as part of a revamp of the brand. The two units that include the new design elements are located in Cannock, Staffordshire and Nuneaton in Warwickshire. The restaurants feature: · Touch screen tables, with music videos and games · Separate order and collection points · Self-service order point · Different seating zones – including sofas The revamp comes as KFC, which is owned by Yum! Brands, which also owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, announced it was stepping up its expansion in the UK. The company said it plans to open 38 new sites next year and also revealed that 650 stores have been refurbished to date at a cost of over £100m. M&C Report understands that a number of the new openings will feature its new design. The revamp comes as a number of operators look to refresh their offering during the recession. Burger King has embarked on a refurbishment programme in an attempt to increase sales and – moving out of the fast food sector – Tragus has been improving a number of Strada sites. Also, last week Pizza Express launched a new look site in Richmond, dubbed future express. A spokesman for KFC said: “Initial feedback from customers has been positive, with both stores recording best ever sales on the first week of reopening, and we’re currently carrying out consumer research as well.”