KFC is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in our famous Original Recipe® fried chicken. It all started with one cook who created a finger lickin’ good recipe more than 75 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. That cook was Colonel Harland Sanders, of course, and today we still follow his formula for success, with real cooks breading and freshly preparing our delicious chicken by hand in more than 22,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries.
From the heart of the U.S. to the farthest reaches of Africa, Latin America and Asia—we’re passionate about bringing the fantastic taste of our Original Recipe to as many people on the planet as possible. With the help of incredible franchise partners around the world, we’ve become one of the fastest growing retail brands, both in emerging and developed markets alike.
But at our core, we’re a global brand with a local heart. Our local teams have made KFC a part of our customers’ lives in every corner of the world, and the passionate team members who work in KFC restaurants serve our food with pride every day. We work hard to create irresistible tastes and experiences that delight our customers time and again. And we’re committed to serving the communities where we live and work through Add Hope—a program created to help to end hunger through fundraising and active partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and numerous local hunger organizations around the world.
After more than 75 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 in the US, please visit www.kfc.com.
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- Data updated twice a year following our Q2 and Q4 Earnings Releases. Information on this page may contain dated information and should not be relied on as providing accurate or current information. Refer to Yum’s SEC filings and reports under the “Investors” section of our website for the most current information.
- Store counts are as of Q4 2017 and exclude units located on international U.S. Military Bases.
- Country populations obtained from The World Bank and are as of 2016.