Kentucky Fried Chicken is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant franchise. Famous for its finger-lickin' good Original Recipe™, the brand also features grilled chicken, Extra Crispy™ Tenders, Hot Wings™ and fresh-made sandwiches and sides. Approximately 185 million people see a commercial for KFC weekly, and more than 12 million customers are served daily in over 115 countries. It is estimated that a new restaurant opens somewhere in the world every six hours.
Why Kentucky Fried Chicken?
KFC is a strong brand that has stood the test of time, in a broad range of economic times, from the Great Depression to the Decade of Excess and the Great Recession. For more than 70 years, the secret herbs and spices and tasty meals that the whole family loves have remained affordable. The Yum! Network has a comprehensive franchise value system and reliable supply chain that helps business owners to compete.
Brand recognition, access to financing, business support and quality training help improve the return on investment, providing economic stability.
The ideal KFC candidate has previous ownership experience and proven his/her ability to operate a multi-unit restaurant, preferably in the quick service niche. They must have the motivation and commitment necessary to make their business a success. This includes investing the time and effort required for the training programs and willingness to guarantee Franchise Agreement obligations. He/she must be actively involved in the day to day operations of their business.
From a personal standpoint, franchisees must have a history free from legal action, including bankruptcy. They must also exhibit financial and personal stability, with a solid business history and positive referrals.
Individuals with a passion for operations, a commitment to building a quality team and capital to grow are encouraged to become franchise owners.
Training And Support
Franchisees or their principals, managers and specific employees must attend training: 1 week of orientation, 2 weeks online training, 4 weeks in-restaurant, hands-on training.
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