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KFC® U.S. NAMES PAUL TUSCANO CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER

Kentucky Fried Chicken® announced Friday that it has named Paul Tuscano Chief Digital Officer of KFC U.S., effective August 1, 2023. In this role, Tuscano will lead the execution of the KFC U.S. digital roadmap, ensuring proper focus and capabilities driving digital solutions supporting the customer. He will report to Tarun Lal, President of KFC U.S., and will work alongside KFC U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Chris Caldwell.

KFC® Unveils Finger Lickin’ Good Fashions on New KFCShop.com For National Fried Chicken Day

In addition, fried chicken fans can also get free delivery on food orders through July 9 only on KFC.com and the KFC App

KFC® INTRODUCES NEW ULTIMATE BBQ FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH AND IT COULD SCORE YOU AN ULTIMATE SUMMER GETAWAY TO ARUBA

July 3-Aug. 13, purchase the new KFC Ultimate BBQ Fried Chicken Sandwich on KFC.com or the KFC app for a chance to win a ticket to paradise, courtesy of KFC and Going™

KFC® Teams Up with Deion Sanders and His Family to Champion the Joy of Family Dinner Time

The Sanders family – longtime KFC fans – will promote new Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets and other menu innovations in the brand’s lineup.

KFC Chicken Sandwiches Unlock Exclusive Diablo® IV In-Game Rewards for a Limited Time

Purchase any finger lickin’ good KFC Chicken Sandwich to access up to five in-game rewards.

KFC® SERVES UP FREE NUGGETS FROM MOM’S LITTLE NUGGETS WITH MOTHER’S DAY MEAL DEAL

Families will receive free 12-piece KFC Nuggets and a downloadable Mother’s Day card with the online purchase of a KFC Nuggets of Appreciation meal May 10-14.

KFC Foundation awards $2.5 million in scholarships—the biggest award year to date

The KFC Foundation Scholarship program helps KFC restaurant employees in the U.S. pursue their educational dreams by providing $20,000, $5,000, and $2,500 scholarships to use toward tuition at the accredited four-year or two-year college, trade/vocational school, or graduate school of their choice.

KFC® U.S. ANNOUNCES JONATHAN OJANY AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Kentucky Fried Chicken® announced today that it has named Jonathan Ojany Chief Financial Officer of KFC U.S., effective May 1, 2023. In this role, Ojany will be responsible for building and executing a winning strategy for the KFC U.S. business. He will report to Tarun Lal, President of KFC U.S., and relocate to the KFC U.S. headquarters in Louisville, Ky. As CFO, he will also be responsible for finance activities and plans designed to achieve growth, revenue and profit targets.

KFC® INTRODUCES NEW KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN NUGGETS – MADE WITH 100% WHITE MEAT CHICKEN AND HAND-BREADED IN KFC’S ORIGINAL RECIPE® – YOU’VE NEVER HAD NUGGETS LIKE THESE BEFORE

$5 Mac Bowls are back 4/3, now with KFC Nuggets – hand-breaded in KFC’s Original Recipe®, the same top-secret blend of 11 herbs and spices that made KFC famous

Franchisee Spotlight: Clinton Lewis

Meet Clinton Lewis – a first-generation franchise owner with KEDIS Enterprises. Having started his journey at the age of 16 as a cook at KFC in Spanish Harlem, Lewis now owns three KFC stores in the city of Baltimore.

KFC® JOINS FORCES WITH BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT® TO OFFER EARLY BETA ACCESS TO DIABLO® IV FOR A LIMITED TIME

Kentucky Fried Chicken®, purveyor of the world's most famous fried chicken, is collaborating with Blizzard Entertainment to offer fans early beta access to one of the most anticipated games of the year, Diablo® IV, the next generation installment in the genre-defining series, which will be released on June 6, 2023.

Double the Fried Chicken. Double the Cheese. Double the Bacon. Double the Chaos: KFC’s Double Down Returns March 6 for Only Four Weeks

After a nearly 10-year hiatus, the iconic KFC® Double Down is back – and for those unsure about leaving behind the buns, KFC is also introducing a new Bacon & Cheese Chicken Sandwich

KFC® Takes New Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps Nationwide

Kentucky Fried Chicken® announced a new menu item that will have wrap lovers on cloud nine. Starting Feb. 6, Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps will be available at participating restaurants nationwide for a limited time. To celebrate their release, those looking for a meal on the go or a deal can enjoy two KFC Wraps for just $5!

KFC Foundation Partners with Western Governors University to Make College Degree Opportunities Accessible for KFC Restaurant Employees

The KFC Foundation, in partnership with Western Governors University (WGU), today announced that KFC restaurant employees* will have the opportunity to receive 100 percent paid tuition when attending WGU to earn their degree.

KFC® Offers A Massive Deal on a Comfort Food Classic

Has all the family-togetherness and general merriment of the holidays left you feeling like you’ve been run over by Santa’s sleigh? Don’t worry, KFC has the cure: comforting chunky chicken pot pies for only $5!

KFC celebrates longtime KFC franchisee, Nanette Walker

KFC has always been a part of franchisee Nanette Walker’s life: she was born in Henryville, Indiana, the same place as Colonel Harland Sanders; her family lived across the street from the Colonel’s sister; and her father opened his first KFC in Jackson, Ohio, the week that she was born! We had a chance to spend time with Nanette and learn more about her journey.

Our Commitments to Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

KFC has a role to play in championing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across every aspect of our business, from our employees, franchisees and restaurant teams to the communities we serve. Our work has just begun – follow us on our journey.

Yum! Brands and the University of Louisville Announce First-of-its-Kind Education and Research Center to Unlock Opportunities in Franchising for Underrepresented People of Color and Women

(May 26, 2021) Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and the University of Louisville today announced the launch of the Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence. The Center will feature the first business program of its kind at a public university to provide existing and potential franchisees multiple levels of online education focused on the franchising model across industries. In addition, the Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence will focus on recruiting and educating underrepresented people of color and women on the possibilities of franchising as a pathway to entrepreneurship.

KFC Parent Company Yum! Brands Joins OneTen Coalition to Accelerate Black Talent into U.S. Restaurant Management, Field Leadership and Corporate Roles

Yum! Brands, parent company of KFC, is proud to have joined OneTen, a coalition of U.S. businesses leading a bold initiative to create career mobility and advancement opportunities for one million Black individuals in the U.S. over the next 10 years. To advance equity, OneTen partners like Yum! will develop, retain and advance diverse and underrepresented talent, more broadly, but with an explicit commitment to hire, upskill or promote Black talent without four-year degrees. Across Yum!’s U.S. brands, participation in this coalition would include supporting advancement initially to roles in restaurant general management and field leadership for company-owned restaurants and jobs in Yum!’s U.S. corporate offices.

KFC celebrates prominent female franchisee, Joan Bowling, during Women’s History Month

March 8, 2021. Meet and celebrate Joan Bowling, one of our prominent female franchisees. While owning six restaurants in Dayton/Columbus, Joan has provided invaluable contributions to our brand's success.

A Commitment to Louisville-Area Racial Justice Initiatives

(September 3, 2020) Yum! and KFC are investing $6 million over five years right here in Louisville to fight inequality and uplift Black students, educators, entrepreneurs and social change agents in our local community that we love.

KFC WELCOMES JOHN MAYS AS NEW DIRECTOR OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION

(August 27, 2020) KFC announced the appointment of John Mays as director of equity and inclusion for KFC U.S. In this newly formed role, Mays will lead the development and implementation of KFC’s equity and inclusion vision and strategy to help position the brand as an industry leader across the United States.

KFC Commits to Racial Justice Initiatives

(June 25, 2020) Today, Yum! Brands announced a $100 million commitment over the next five years toward unlocking opportunity for employees, frontline restaurant teams and communities across KFC and our sister companies, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill. This endeavor is intended to focus on equality with an emphasis on the key areas of equity and inclusion, education and entrepreneurship. We also committed to transparency to our customers and team members, so today we are sharing the next steps that KFC has begun to take.

Black Lives Matter

(June 3, 2020) We support our Black team members, partners, and customers. We are committed to using our voice to speak up but more importantly, using this time to listen, learn, and act to create positive social change. We have to do more. We will do more.

Feeding Our Communities

Together with our franchisees at 4,000 restaurants nationwide, KFC is committed to feeding communities in need across America. From first responders and frontline workers to children and those in need in our hometown of Louisville, Ky. See our world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken in action below.

KFC Employees Assemble Food For Thousands Of School Children

(November 3, 2021) The Louisville chapter of Blessings in a Backpack is a nonprofit providing meals for school children when they are not in class and for the first time since the pandemic KFC corporate employees are able to volunteer in person.

CASPER YOUTH HOMELESS SHELTER MIMI’S HOUSE AWARDED $10K ‘KENTUCKY FRIED WISHES’ GRANT

(September 13, 2021) Casper-based Mimi’s House, a homeless shelter serving youth in the community, announced on Friday that it had been awarded a $10,000 “Kentucky Fried Wishes” grant from the KFC Foundation.

Potsdam High School Positivity Club awarded $10,000 KFC grant

(September 13, 2021) The Positivity Club at Potsdam High School received a $10,000 grant from the Kentucky Fried Wishes Foundation on Thursday to help develop its community food market and purchase laptops for senior citizens.

Harvest Hope partners with Senior Resources to feed local seniors Thursday

(May 13, 2021) Thursday, Harvest Hope Food Bank and Senior Resources worked together to feed local seniors. The organizations gave out five-pound bags of chicken as well as bags containing 12 sandwich buns through a donation from KFC. The donation is valued at $30,000 and was facilitated through Meals on Wheels America.

KFC Potsdam, NY gives back to over 120 seniors in St. Lawrence County

(April 2, 2021) The KFC at 119 Maple St. Potsdam, NY, joined the KFC national goodwill efforts by giving back to seniors through Meals on Wheels in St. Lawrence County.

This great action is part of our last month's announcement of the KFC & Meals on Wheels America partnership to give 1 million chicken pieces to America's seniors. Each KFC restaurant will cook and donate our world-famous chicken to seniors in their communities across the country.

KFC restaurant in Columbus, OH made the local papers for goodwill efforts

(April 1, 2021) As part of our KFC third donation of one million pieces of chicken, KFC restaurants in Columbus, Ohio was featured by local media while delivering food to seniors in their communities.

Columbus KFC provides chicken to Edgewood residents

Last month, we announced a partnership with Meals on Wheels America and committed to giving 1 million pieces of chicken to America’s seniors. Also, each of our restaurants will be donating our delicious world-famous chicken to seniors in their communities. Read more about how you can help.

KFC Gives Thanks to Teachers Through Back-To-School Buckets Initiative

Throughout the month of September, KFC restaurant teams across the nation recognized teachers who returned to the classroom, whether virtually or in-person, amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this fall. Check out the video below as we tag along with franchise partner, AJS, and the restaurant team from Southern Indiana as they recognize the teachers and staff at New Albany High School with 180 hot and fresh KFC meals!

Granite City KFC brings lunch to teachers

(September 2, 2020) To give back to educators amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, KFC teams from Granite City and Belleville delivered more than 150 meals to teachers at Granite City High School and Belleville East High School.

Back To School Buckets: KFC Says Thanks To Educators Heading Back To Work

(September 2, 2020) Over the past several months, KFC U.S. has launched a number of initiatives to support those in need during the pandemic, including its latest effort to recognize teachers across America as they head back to school this fall.

Thomas Crossroads staff welcomed back with meals

(August 26, 2020) Sharpsburg, GA KFC restaurant donates boxed meals to teachers and staff at Thomas Crossroads Elementary as part of the brand's Back-To-School Buckets program recognizing teachers across America.

KFC HARVEST PROGRAM DONATES MORE THAN 20,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO DARE TO CARE FOOD BANK

(July 29, 2020) Locally headquartered Kentucky Fried Chicken continues its work to fight critical meal shortages for families across the country through a donation of more than 20,000 pounds to Dare to Care food bank in Louisville.

KFC supports families in West Louisville through #FeedtheWest grocery initiative

(June 18, 2020) KFC corporate employees recently supported the local Black community in their hometown by participating in the#FeedTheWest grocery initiative in West Louisville, an area of town that serves as a hub of activity for social justice reform.

One Million Thanks To Our Team Members

Thank you to our franchisees and more than 4,000 restaurant teams for continuing the Colonel’s legacy of giving back by donating 1 million pieces of chicken in their communities across the country to feed frontline healthcare workers, families in need, and provide meals to essential workers, throughout the month of April. In the words of KFC Auburndale’s Reggie Owens, “we care and we want to help, too.”

Chris Paul, KFC, and others donate beyond fried chicken meals to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

(May 6, 2020) Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunders, partnered with KFC to donate weekly meals of Beyond Fried Chicken to the frontline workers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

KFC teams from Harding Place, Bell Road donate meals to St. Thomas front-line workers

(May 2, 2020) The JRN franchise organization in Nashville, TN provides KFC meals for St. Thomas Midtown, a hospital that helped to save a life of a KFC team member, Robert Musser last year.