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KFC
Type Wholly owned subsidiary
Founded 1952 (North Corbin, Kentucky)
Headquarters Louisville, Kentucky
Key people Harland Sanders (Founder)
Industry Fast Food
Products Chicken and related Southern foods
Revenue (USD)
Employees 750,000[citation needed]
Parent Yum! Brands
Operated by KFC Corporation
Website http://www.kfc.com/

KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. Since 2002 KFC has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. Image File history File links KFCnewlogo2. ... North Corbin is a census-designated place located in Kentucky. ... “Louisville” redirects here. ... This stylized likeness of the Colonel serves as its logo and mascot of his restaurant chain. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... The cuisine of the Southern United States is defined as the regional culinary form of states generally south of the Mason-Dixon Line easterly to the state of Texas. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... “USD” redirects here. ... This article is about work. ... A holding company is a company that owns part, all, or a majority of other companies outstanding stock. ... Yum! Brands, Inc. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... “Louisville” redirects here. ... KFCs Fried chicken with french fries. ... Yum! Brands, Inc. ...


The company was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, with the abbreviated form of its name adopted in 1991.[1] Starting in April 2007, the company began using its original appellation of Kentucky Fried Chicken again[2] for its signage, packaging and advertisements in the United States as part of a new corporate re-branding program;[3] newer and remodeled restaurants will have the new logo and name while older stores will continue to use the 1991 signage. Additionally, the company continues to use the abbreviation KFC freely in its advertising. Internationally the company is still known as KFC. Harland David Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). ... Abbreviation (from Latin brevis short) is strictly a shortening, but more particularly, an abbreviation is a letter or group of letters, taken from a word or words, and employed to represent them for the sake of brevity. ...


The popularity and novelty of KFC has led to the general formula of the fried chicken fast-food restaurant being copied by restaurant owners worldwide.

Contents

History

The restaurant in North Corbin, KY where Colonel Sanders developed Kentucky Fried Chicken
World's first KFC in South Salt Lake, Utah, since replaced by a new KFC on the same site
World's first KFC in South Salt Lake, Utah, since replaced by a new KFC on the same site

Born and raised in Henryville, Indiana, Sanders passed through several professions in his lifetime.[4] Sanders first served his fried chicken in 1930 in the midst of the Great Depression at a gas station he owned in North Corbin, Kentucky. The dining area was named "Sanders Court & Café" and was so successful that in 1936 Kentucky Governor Ruby Laffoon granted Sanders the title of honorary Kentucky Colonel, in recognition of his contribution to the state's cuisine. The following year Sanders expanded his restaurant to 142 seats and added a motel he bought across the street.[5] When Sanders prepared his chicken in his original restaurant in North Corbin, he prepared the chicken in an iron skillet, which took about 30 minutes to do, too long for a restaurant operation. In 1939 Sanders altered the cooking process for his fried chicken to use a pressure fryer, resulting in a greatly reduced cooking time comparable to that of deep frying.[6] In 1940 Sanders perfected his Original Recipe.[7] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links FirstKFC.jpg‎ Description en: Sign showing the Worlds first KFC. Licensing Originally uploaded at en. ... Image File history File links FirstKFC.jpg‎ Description en: Sign showing the Worlds first KFC. Licensing Originally uploaded at en. ... Columbus Center, South Salt Lake City, Utah South Salt Lake is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Henryville is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Indiana. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... North Corbin is a census-designated place located in Kentucky. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: | | ... Ruby Laffoon (January 15, 1869 – March 1, 1941) was the forty-third Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1931 to 1935. ... Kentucky colonel is an honorary title bestowed upon individuals by approval of the governor of Kentucky. ... Holiday Inn Great Sign Exterior of a Howard Johnsons motor lodge. ... In cooking, pressure frying is a variation on pressure cooking where meat and cooking oil are brought to high temperatures while pressure is held high enough that the water within is prevented from boiling off. ... A Deep-fried Twinkie Deep-frying is a cooking method whereby food is submerged in hot oil or fat. ...


The Sanders Court & Café generally served travelers, often those headed to Florida, so when the route planned in the 1950s for what would become Interstate 75 bypassed Corbin, he sold his properties and traveled the U.S. to sell his chicken to restaurant owners. Sanders entered into franchise agreements paying him five cents for each piece of chicken sold.[8] The first to take him up on the offer was Pete Harman in South Salt Lake, Utah; together, they opened the first "Kentucky Fried Chicken" outlet in 1952.[9] By the early 1960's Kentucky Fried Chicken was being sold in over 600 franchised outlets in the United States and Canada Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Corbin is a city in Whitley and Knox counties in southeastern Kentucky. ... ¢ c A United States cent, or 1¢ or a penny In currency, the cent is a monetary unit that equals 1/100 of various countries basic monetary units. ... Leon W. or Pete Harman is best known for having struck a deal with Colonel Harlan Sanders to open the first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. ... Columbus Center, South Salt Lake City, Utah South Salt Lake is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ...


Sanders sold the entire KFC franchising operation in 1964 for $2 million ($10.2 million in 2007 dollars), and it has since been sold three more times, most recently to PepsiCo, which made it part of its Tricon Global Restaurants division, which in turn was spun off in 1997 and has now been renamed to Yum! Brands. Franchising (from the French for honesty or freedom[1]) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well... “USD” redirects here. ... PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is a global American beverage and snack company. ... Yum! Brands, Inc. ... Yum! Brands, Inc. ...


Products

KFC's Original Recipe fried chicken and French fries
KFC's Original Recipe fried chicken and French fries

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Chicken

KFC's specialty is fried chicken served in various forms. KFC's primary product is pressure-fried pieces of chicken made with one of two types of breading: original recipe or extra crispy.


KFC has two lines of sandwiches: its "regular" chicken sandwiches and its Snackers line. The regular sandwiches are served on either a sesame seed or corn dusted roll and are made from either whole breast fillets (fried or roasted), chopped chicken in a sauce or fried chicken strips. The Snackers line are value priced items that consist of chicken strips and various toppings. They also sell several types of wraps. Binomial name Sesamum indicum Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is a crop grown primarily for its oil-rich seeds. ... Binomial name L. Corn (Zea mays L. ssp. ...


A variety of smaller finger food products are available at KFC including chicken strips, chicken wings and popcorn chicken. These products can be ordered plain or with various sauces, including several types of barbecue sauces and buffalo sauce. Finger food is food eaten with the hands, in contrast to food eaten with a knife and fork, chopsticks, or other utensils. ... The St. ... A plate of home-made buffalo wings Buffalo wings, wings, or chicken wings are chicken wing sections (called flats and drums) which are often served deep fried and coated in sauce. ...


Several pies have been made available from KFC. The Pot Pie is a savory pie made with chicken, gravy and vegetables. In the second quarter of 2006, KFC introduced its variation on Shepherd's pie called the Famous Bowl. Served in a plastic bowl, it is layered with mashed potatoes or rice, gravy, corn, popcorn chicken, and cheese. The bowl had been available at KFC's special test market store in Louisville since the third quarter of 2005. A pot pie served with salad. ... Shepherds Pie with minced (ground) beef. ... A test market, in the field of business and marketing, is a geographic region or demographic group used to gauge the viability of a product or service in the mass market prior to a wide scale roll-out. ...


Other products

In some international locations, KFC may sell hamburgers, pork ribs or fish. In the US, KFC began offering the Fish Snacker sandwich during Lent in 2006. The Fish Snacker consists of a rectangular patty of Alaskan Pollock on a small bun, and is the fifth KFC menu item in the Snacker category.[10] This article is about the food item. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... It has been suggested that Cuaresma be merged into this article or section. ... Species Pollachius pollachius Pollachius virens Pollock (or pollack, pronounced the same and listed first in most UK and US dictionaries) is the common name used for either of the two species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus. ...


Three types of salads are available at KFC, topped with roasted or fried chicken.


Sides

Other than fried chicken, many KFC restaurants serve side dishes like coleslaw, various potato-based items (including potato wedges, french fries and mashed potatoes with gravy), biscuits, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, rice, steamed vegetables and corn on the cob. A side dish of salad accompanying a small pie A side dish, sometimes referred to as a side order or simply a side, is a food item that accompanies the entrée or main course at a meal. ... A bowl of coleslaw Coleslaw (or cole slaw) is a salad consisting primarily and minimally of shredded, raw, white cabbage, although it often also includes shredded carrots. ... For other uses, see Potato (disambiguation). ... French Fries, commonly known as fries (North America), or chips (United Kingdom, Ireland, and most Commonwealth nations), are pieces of potato that have been cut into batons and deep-fried. ... This article is about the food. ... for the guitarist, see Dave Felton Gravy is a type of sauce, usually made from the juices that naturally run from meat or vegetables during cooking. ... For other uses, see Biscuit (disambiguation). ... Baked beans are proper shit, no-one ever eats them. ... Macaroni and cheese with a breadcrumb topping. ... For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Some menu items are innovations in regional stores. The Singaporean management, for example, introduced the Colonel Burger in 1977, the Hot & Crispy Chicken in 1990, and the Zinger burger in 1993.[11] // Zinger Facts Zingers are enemies in Nintendos Donkey Kong Country series. ...


Discontinued products

  • The Colonel's Rotisserie Gold- This product was introduced in the 1990s as a response to the Boston Market chain's roasted chicken products, and a healthier mindset of the general public avoiding fried food. Purportedly made from a "lost" Col. Sanders recipe, it was sold as a whole roaster or a half bird.[12]
  • Tender Roast Chicken- This product was an off-shoot of 'The Colonel's Rotisserie Gold'. Instead of whole and half birds, customers were given quarter roasted chicken pieces. For a time, customers could request chicken "original", "Extra Tasty Crispy", or "Tender Roast".
  • Chicken Little sandwich- a value oriented sandwich that sold for $1.00 (USD) in the US during the late 1980s. It was a small chicken patty with mayonnaise on a small roll, similar to White Castle's mini chicken sandwich.[13][14]
  • Extra Tasty Crispy (ETC) Chicken- Much like the Extra Crispy served today, except ETC was prepared using chicken that had been soaking for at least a day in special marinade. There is some speculation that the marinade may have been made with trans-fats, and KFC boasts to no longer use trans-fats in their chicken. In the summer of 2007, KFC started marketing the chicken just as "Extra Crispy" without the marinade.

Boston Market (formerly Boston Chicken), headquartered in Golden, Colorado, is a chain of American fast-food restaurants that was founded in December 1985, in Newton, Massachusetts. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... A White Castle Cheeseburger box. ...

Nutritional value

KFC formerly used partially hydrogenated oil in its fried foods. This oil contains relatively high levels of trans fat, which increases the risk of heart disease. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a court case against KFC, with the aim of making it use other types of oils or make sure customers know about trans fat content immediately before they buy food. A trans fatty acid (commonly shortened to trans fat) is an unsaturated fatty acid molecule that contains a trans double bond between carbon atoms, which makes the molecule less kinked compared to cis fat. Research suggests a correlation between diets high in trans fats and diseases like atherosclerosis and coronary... Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of different diseases which affect the heart and as of 2007 it is the leading cause of death in the United States. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ...


In October 2006, KFC announced that it would begin frying its chicken in trans fat-free oil. This would also apply to their potato wedges and other fried foods, however, the biscuits, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes would still contain trans fat. Trans fat-free soybean oil was introduced in all KFC restaurants in the US by 30 April 2007. CSPI announced that it would immediately drop its lawsuit against KFC and was hopeful that this would create a ripple effect on other restaurants or fast food chains that prepare food rich in trans fat. "If KFC, which deep-fries almost everything, can get the artificial trans fat out of its frying oil, anyone can," CSPI Executive Director Michael Jacobson said in a statement.[15] Macaroni and cheese with a breadcrumb topping. ... Binomial name (L.) Merr. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The ripple effect is an education-related term associated with the studies of Jacob Kounin. ... Executive director is a title given to a person who is the head of an executive branch of an organization or company. ... Michael F. Jacobson, who holds a Ph. ...


Secret recipe

An older Kentucky Fried Chicken sign

According to the nutritional information provided on KFC's own website, the ingredients for KFC Original Recipe Chicken are: Fresh chicken marinated with: salt, sodium phosphate and monosodium glutamate, and breaded with: wheat flour, sodium chloride and anti-caking agent (tricalcium phosphate), nonfat dry milk, dried egg whites and the Colonel's Secret Original Recipe Seasoning.[16] Image File history File links Jonrevs_kfc_sign_with_mods. ... Image File history File links Jonrevs_kfc_sign_with_mods. ... Hello // United States A sample Nutrition Facts label, color-coded to help explain its parts. ... Trisodium phosphate (TSP), available at most hardware stores in white powder form, is a cleaning agent and degreaser, commonly used to prepare household surfaces for painting. ... This article is about monosodium glutamate as a food additive. ... R-phrases 36 S-phrases none Flash point Non-flammable Related Compounds Other anions NaF, NaBr, NaI Other cations LiCl, KCl, RbCl, CsCl, MgCl2, CaCl2 Related salts Sodium acetate Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ... Anticaking agents are used in such things as table salt to keep the product from forming lumps, making it better for packaging, transport and for the consumer. ... Tricalcium phosphate is a compound with formula Ca3(PO4)2. ... Photo of powdered milk Powdered milk is a powder made from dried milk solids. ... Albumen redirects here. ...


The Colonel's "secret recipe" of 11 herbs and spices is marketed as one of the best-kept trade secrets. The company's Web site describes the security protocol that protects the recipe as follows: A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information used by a business to obtain an advantage over competitors within the same industry or profession. ...

  • The original handwritten recipe is purportedly locked in a vault in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Two separate suppliers of seasonings each provide only parts of the recipe, and do not know each other's identity.
  • The spices are then later blended by machine at KFC's own commissaries, both to ensure standardization and to ensure that neither company has the complete recipe.
  • The few people who do know the recipe are subject to a strict confidentiality agreement.[17]

As with the secret Coca-Cola formula, the stories surrounding the recipe for KFC also serve a marketing purpose, with the company playing heavily on the mystery surrounding The Colonel's secret recipe. “Louisville” redirects here. ... Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA) - a legal document through which intellectual property can be disclosed by one party to another to be used only for stated purposes, not to be disclosed to others, and returned to the giver upon request. ... A glass of Coca-Cola The Coca-Cola formula is The Coca-Cola Companys secret recipe for Coca-Cola. ... For the magazine, see Marketing (magazine). ...


KFC implies that its chicken's distinctive taste is influenced by the pressure frying technique. On his Food Network show Good Eats, Alton Brown stated that the pressure fryer shortens the cooking time but neither adds any special flavor to the chicken nor adversely affects the flavor.[citation needed] Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... Good Eats is a television cooking show created and hosted by Alton Brown that airs in North America on Food Network. ... Alton Brown (born on July 30, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American food personality, cinematographer, author, and actor. ...


In 1983, writer William Poundstone tackled the recipe in his book Big Secrets. He reviewed Sanders' patent application, and advertised in college newspapers for present or former employees willing to share their knowledge.[18] From the former he deduced that Sanders had diverged from other common fried-chicken recipes by varying the amount of oil used with the amount of chicken being cooked, and starting the cooking at a higher temperature (about 400°F, 200°C) for the first minute or so and then lowering it to 250°F (120°C) for the remainder of the cooking time. Several of Poundstone's contacts also provided samples of the seasoning mix, and a food lab found that it consisted solely of sugar, flour, salt, black pepper and monosodium glutamate (MSG). He concluded that it was entirely possible that, in the years since Sanders sold the chain, later owners had begun skimping on the recipe to save costs.[19] Sanders himself expressed anger at the changes made to the gravy, saying, "That friggin' ... outfit .... They prostituted every goddam thing I had. I had the greatest gravy in the world and those sons of bitches they dragged it out and extended it and wa­tered it down that I'm so goddamn mad."[20] William Poundstone is an American author, columnist, and skeptic. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Patent (disambiguation). ... This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely-traded commodity. ... For other uses, see Flour (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Salt (disambiguation). ... Binomial name L. Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. ... This article is about monosodium glutamate as a food additive. ...


Advertising

KFC's logo from the late 1990s until November 2006
KFC's logo from the late 1990s until November 2006

Early television advertisements for KFC regularly featured Colonel Sanders licking his fingers and talking to the viewer about his secret recipe and the importance of a family joining one another for a meal. Despite his death in 1980, this angle was quite common through the 1980s and up until the early-mid 1990s. KFC logo, claiming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... KFC logo, claiming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A television advertisement or commercial (often called an advert in the United Kingdom) is a form of advertising in which goods, services, organizations, ideas, etc. ...


Throughout the mid 1980s, KFC called on Will Vinton Studios to produce a series of humorous, claymation ads. These most often featured a cartoon-like chicken illustrating the poor food quality of competing food chains, mentioning prolonged freezing and other negative aspects.[21] Will Vinton (born 1948) is a director and producer of animated films. ... The term Claymation is a registered trademark created by Will Vinton Studios to describe their clay animated movies; the more generic term is clay animation, but the portmanteau claymation has entered the English language as a genericized trademark. ... Food quality is the quality characteristics of food that is acceptable to consumers. ...


In the 80s, KFC was an associate sponsor for Junior Johnson's NASCAR Winston Cup Series cars, with such drivers as Darrell Waltrip, Neil Bonnett, and Terry Labonte. Robert Glen Johnson, Jr. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Neil Bonnett (July 30, 1946 - February 11, 1994) was a NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over his 18-year career. ... Terrance Lee Labonte (born November 16, 1956, in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a former NASCAR driver. ...


In 1997 KFC briefly re-entered the NASCAR Winston Cup Series as sponsor of the #26 Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Chevrolet with driver Rich Bickle at the Brickyard 400. Darrell Waltrip Motorsports is a NASCAR team that is owned and operated by three-time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin), (colloquially Chevy) , is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... Rich Bickle (born May 13, 1961 in Edgerton, Wisconsin) is a journeyman NASCAR driver. ... The Allstate 400 at The Brickyard is an annual 400 mile (644 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup points race held each August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ...


By the late 1990s, the stylized likeness of Colonel Sanders as the KFC logo had been modified. KFC ads began featuring an animated version of "the Colonel" with a lively and enthusiastic attitude. He would often start out saying "The Colonel here!" and moved across the screen with a cane in hand. The Colonel was often shown dancing, singing, and knocking on the TV screen as he spoke to the viewer about the product. Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ...


The animated Colonel is uncommon today. Still using a humorous slant, the current KFC campaign revolves mostly around customers enjoying the food. It also features a modified version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" as the theme song for practically all its commercials, though the restaurant hails from Kentucky. Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced lĕh-nérd skin-nérd) (or IPA pronunciation: ) is an iconic U.S. Southern rock band. ... Sweet Home Alabama is a song by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd that first appeared in 1974 on their second album, Second Helping. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ...

A co-branded Long John Silvers and KFC
A co-branded Long John Silvers and KFC

In 2006 KFC claimed to have made the first logo visible from outer space,[22] though Readymix has had one since 1965.[23] KFC says "[It] marked the official debut of a massive global re-image campaign that will contemporize 14,000-plus KFC restaurants in over 80 countries over the next few years." The logo was built from 65,000 one-foot-square tiles, and it took six days on site to construct in early November. The logo measured a record-breaking[citation needed] 87,500 square feet and was placed in the Mojave Desert near Rachel, Nevada.[24] Image File history File links Kfc-longjohnsilvers. ... Image File history File links Kfc-longjohnsilvers. ... Categories: Food and drink stubs | Fast-food restaurants | PepsiCo subsidiaries ... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA)[1] Outer space, sometimes simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... The Rinker Group is an Australian-headquartered multinational building products company. ... For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... Rachel is an unincorporated portion of Lincoln County, Nevada. ...

A co-branded Taco Bell and KFC
A co-branded Taco Bell and KFC

The chain has also advertised in video games. The Dreamcast game Crazy Taxi, has a KFC as a destination for patrons.[citation needed] Image File history File links Tacobellkfcrestaurants. ... Image File history File links Tacobellkfcrestaurants. ... Taco Bell Corp. ... “Computer and video games” redirects here. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark and Guppy during development) is Segas final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... Crazy Taxi is a video game developed by Hitmaker and published by Sega. ...


There are many KFC locations either adjacent to or co-extant with another (or several other) Yum! Brands restaurants, those being Long John Silvers, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and A&W Restaurants. Many of these locations behave like a single restaurant, offering a single menu with food items from both restaurants. Categories: Food and drink stubs | Fast-food restaurants | PepsiCo subsidiaries ... Taco Bell Corp. ... Pizza Hut Inc. ... A&W restaurant in Page, Arizona A&W Restaurants, Inc. ...


Controversies

Protesters demonstrating outside a KFC restaurant in Royal Oak, Michigan
Protesters demonstrating outside a KFC restaurant in Royal Oak, Michigan

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New Zealand

Like virtually all fast food outlets, KFC employs a high proportion of young and unskilled workers, frequently pays at or just above minimum wages, and its workers are not unionized. In New Zealand, KFC youth workers earn NZ$10.13 an hour. Staff at the Balmoral, Auckland store went on strike for two hours on December 3, 2005 after Restaurant Brands, the franchise holder, offered no wage increase in contract negotiations.[25] In March 2006, Restaurant Brands agreed to phase out youth rates in New Zealand, although no date was set. The minimum wage is the minimum rate a worker can legally be paid (usually per hour) as opposed to wages that are determined by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. ... Balmoral is a vibrant inner city suburb of Auckland, New Zealand that is bordered by Mt Eden, Epsom, Mt. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Restaurant Brands is a Fast Food company based in New Zealand. ...


Canada

Many stores in western Canada are unionized with the Canadian Auto Workers, and as a result many if not all non-franchise stores in western Canada pay much higher than minimum wage. In British Columbia, where minimum wage is $7.25 - 8 an hour, KFC employees make between $10 and $11 an hour.[citation needed] This article is about the region in Canada. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735...


United States

Since 2003, animal rights and welfare organizations, led by PETA, have been protesting KFC’s treatment of the animals used for its products. These groups claim that the recommendations[26] of the KFC Animal Welfare Advisory Council have been ignored. Adele Douglass, a former member of the council, told the Chicago Tribune that KFC “never had any meetings. They never asked any advice, and then they touted to the press that they had this animal-welfare advisory committee. I felt like I was being used.”[27] Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture...


KFC's response is that the chickens used in its products are bought from suppliers like Perdue Farms, Tyson Foods, and Pilgrim's Pride and that these suppliers are routinely monitored for animal welfare violations.[28] Several PETA undercover investigations and videos of these and other KFC suppliers[29] purport to show chickens being beaten, ripped apart and thrown against walls which contradict KFC’s claims. There have been more than 12,000 demonstrations at KFC outlets since 2003 because of this alleged mistreatment of chickens by KFC suppliers. Perdue Farms is a major chicken processing company based in the United States. ... Tyson Foods, Inc. ... Pilgrims Pride Corp. ...


Urban legends

Urban legends about KFC's rebranding from Kentucky Fried Chicken include the notion that the Commonwealth of Kentucky planned legal action against the chain due to a trademark on "Kentucky", and an assertion that KFC had been prevented from declaring their products to be made from chicken due to using genetically modified animals which were easier to harvest. Both such tales have been debunked.[30] An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... “(TM)” redirects here. ... Genetic engineering, genetic modification (GM), and gene splicing (once in widespread use but now deprecated) are terms for the process of manipulating genes in an organism, usually outside of the organisms normal reproductive process. ...


Famous restaurants and owners

The KFC logo in Blue Springs, MO, USA, circa 2005

One of the most famous KFC restaurants in the U.S. is located in Marietta, Georgia. This store is notable for a 56-foot tall sign that looks like a chicken. The sign, known locally as the Big Chicken, was built for an earlier fast-food restaurant on the site called Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake. It is often used as a travel reference point in the Atlanta area by locals and pilots.[31] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 264 KB) Summary www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 264 KB) Summary www. ... Blue Springs is a city in Jackson County, Missouri and is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. ... Historic Downtown Marietta Marietta is a city located in central Cobb County, Georgia GR6, and is its county seat. ... The Big Chicken The Big Chicken is a local landmark in Marietta, Georgia, built at the citys biggest intersection of Cobb Parkway (US 41) and Roswell Road (Ga. ... The Atlanta metropolitan area, commonly referred to as Metro Atlanta in Georgia, is the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States and consists of 28 counties in Georgia. ...


Wendy's restaurants founder Dave Thomas operated several Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises before starting his Wendy's chain. He invented the rotating-bucket-of-chicken sign that at one time was outside nearly every KFC. He also mandated that chicken should be sold in paper buckets to wick away excess moisture. Like Harland Sanders, figurehead of KFC, Thomas was a Kentucky colonel. Wendys is an international chain of fast food restaurants founded by Dave Thomas that sells primarily hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, french fries and beverages. ... For other persons of the same name, see David Thomas. ... Kentucky colonel is an honorary title bestowed upon individuals by approval of the governor of Kentucky. ...


One of the longest lived franchisees of Col. Sanders' chicken, as opposed to the KFC chain, was Kenny Kings. The company owned many Northern Ohio diner-style restaurants, the last of which closed in 2004.


Colonel Sanders' nephew, Lee Cummings, also had his own Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises before creating his own "spin-off" restaurant chain, Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken. Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


International operations

Canada

In French-speaking Quebec, KFC is known as PFK (Poulet Frit Kentucky). This was originally necessary because of Quebec's prohibition on commercial signs in languages other than French; in the early 1990s, these regulations were relaxed to allow national chains to use their familiar name in Quebec, but KFC/PFK continues to be one of the few non-Quebec companies to use a French name in the province. This is one of the few instances in which the KFC initialism is changed for the local language; even in France itself, the chain is called KFC. , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations formed from the initial letter or letters of words, such as NATO and XHTML, and are pronounced in a way that is distinct from the full pronunciation of what the letters stand for. ...


China

KFC is known as 肯德基炸鸡 (pinyin: Ken de ji fried chicken) in China. Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ...


It opened its first store in Qianmen Beijing, the capital city in 1987. In 2007, it has over 1800 restaurants in 402 cities in all mainland China's provinces other than Tibet. From 2000 to 2005, it was selected as the "Best chain store brand." In 2005, it was given the "Chinese special permit award." The Qianmen in Beijing The Qianmen (Simplified Chinese: 前门; Traditional Chinese: 前門; pinyin: Qiánmén; literally Front Gate) is the common name for the gateway known formally as Zhengyangmen (Simplified Chinese: 正阳门; Traditional Chinese: 正陽門; pinyin: Zhèngyángmén). ... “Peking” redirects here. ... ... This article is about historical/cultural Tibet. ...


KFC is the most popular Western fast-food chain in the People's Republic of China.[32] Local menu items include egg tarts, and lotus root salad. KFC in China also serves other poultry in addition to chicken. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Japan

A life size statue of the Colonel stands in front of most stores in Japan. Fried chicken is an especially popular dish at Christmas time and on Christmas Eve many families (who have made reservations weeks in advance), have their traditional Christmas dinner of Kentucky Fried Chicken at home.[33] KFC is so prevalent in Japan that many Japanese unknowingly consider it to be a Japanese company.[34] For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... The Christmas Eve (1904-05), watercolor painting by the Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853-1919) Christmas Eve, the evening of December 24th, the preceding day or vigil before Christmas Day, is treated to a greater or a lesser extent in most Christian societies as part of the Christmas season. ...


Islamic countries

Most KFC stores located in predominantly Islamic countries prepare foods in accordance with halal guidelines. Islam (Arabic: ; ( ▶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... Halal (حلال, alāl, halaal) is an Arabic term meaning permissible. In the English language it most frequently refers to food that is permissible according to Islamic law. ...


List of global KFC restaurants locations

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See also

  • List of fast-food restaurants

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References

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