KFC®, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain specializing in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken®, Extra Crispy™ Strips and Extra Crispy™ Boneless, with home-style sides, Hot Wings™, and freshly made chicken sandwiches.
Since the opening of the first KFC restaurant in 1952 to our newest restaurants in the farthest reaches of Africa, Latin America and Asia, the brand founded by Colonel Harland Sanders is one of the most loved and fastest growing retail chains in the world.
Effective January 1, 2014, our KFC division includes nearly 14,000 restaurants – including over 4,400 units in the U.S. and more than 9,500 outside the U.S. – in 114 countries, excluding the Yum! China and India divisions.
KFC is truly a global brand with a local heart. Our local teams have made KFC a part of consumers’ lives in different countries worldwide. KFC has a strong franchise-led business model with growth-ready franchisees around the world who understand their markets.
KFC is a leader in emerging markets such as South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and many others. We are entering new markets in Africa and Asia, some five to ten years ahead of the competition. We are investing our equity and accelerating development in high growth emerging markets like Russia, Turkey and South Africa. For example, KFC is a young, contemporary brand with over 300 restaurants in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In the past two years, Russia has had the highest KFC same-store sales growth in the world and we plan to have more than 400 KFCs in Russia and the CIS by 2015.
We are also developing our business in Western Europe and have a huge opportunity for growth in markets like France and Germany.
KFC is an iconic global brand and we believe that we have the best customers in the world, which is why we strive to make each experience with our brand a memorable one. With over 60 years of success and innovation, we look forward to serving you and your family our world famous recipes for years to come. To learn more about KFC please visit www.kfc.com.