KFC opens new outlet in Ghana featuring safe, convenient services

GHANA – Masco Foods, franchise owners of the KFC brand in Ghana has cut ribbon to its 20th store in Accra. The new store features KFC’s brand-new design, offering not only dine-in services but also takeaway, drive-thru and delivery options, in a bid to offer safe, convenient and seamless service to customers as the world continues to battle with the COVID-19 pandemic. The management of Masco Foods while opening the new outlet, took the opportunity to express their gratitude to the company’s staff for their relentless effort in ensuring that…

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Starbucks opens 40 new coffee stores in India as KFC doubles down on women employment

INDIA –  Tata Starbucks, a 50:50 joint venture between Tata Consumer Products Ltd and Starbucks Corporation, has continued its bullish expansion in India, venturing into 7 new cities and opening 40 new stores in its wake. This fiscal year has been eventful for Tata Starbucks in terms of expansion plans and reaching customers in newer cities and locations. In FY21, Starbucks opened stores in new cities such as Lucknow, Amritsar, Kochi, Ludhiana, Bhopal, Indore, and now Kanpur. Kanpur becomes the 18th city in India and second city in Uttar Pradesh…

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KFC East Africa launches new outlet under new boss

KENYA – KFC has opened its 37th Outlet in the East African region and the first one at the coastal county of Kenya, Mombasa. The fast-food chain operator, famously known for its fried chicken made the announcement on a LinkedIn post. This comes months after it opened its 36th outlet in one of Nairobi’s business-oriented neighbourhoods, Eastleigh. KFC East Africa started operations in Kenya in 2011. In East Africa, it has shops in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. The restaurant operator recently appointed Jacques Theunissen as the new CEO taking over…

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KFC starts rolling out new, premium chicken sandwich across all 4,000 restaurants in US

US – After a successful test run in Orlando last year, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is kicking off 2021 by rolling out a new, premium chicken sandwich across all 4,000 KFC U.S. restaurants. KFC said that the new Chicken Sandwich is available in select markets starting January and will be available seven days a week in all KFC restaurants in the U.S. by the end of February. The new chicken sandwich comes in a quarter-pound, all-white meat, double-breaded, Extra Crispy™ chicken breast filet, all wrapped in a “freshly-toasted buttery brioche…

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Chinese KFC and Pizza Hut targets to reduce 8,000 tons of non-biodegradable plastics annually in new sustainability drive

CHINA – Yum China – the operator of fast food chains including KFC in mainland China – has launched a raft of plastic reduction and sustainable packaging initiatives across its brands. As a result of these actions, Yum China says that it expects to see a reduction of approximately 8,000 tons in non-degradable plastics annually starting this year. According to Yum China, the initiatives are in line with the latest regulations in China, while also aligning with its company-wide packaging strategy, which includes the goal of a 30% reduction in…

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KFC Canada to eliminate 40 million pieces of plastic cutlery annually with new compostable cutlery

CANADA – American fast-food restaurant chain, KFC had announced that select restaurants in Canada will begin testing a new fibre-based ‘spork’ in December in an effort to test a sustainability plan that will see the elimination of millions of plastics from its production chain. The fast-food chain says that beyond the testing period, it plans to permanently introduce the compostable cutlery across the entire Canadian chain eliminating up to 40 million pieces of plastic waste from its operations. According to KFC, the new ‘spork’ combines fork and spoon into one…

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KFC installs pilot contactless pick up lockers as it plans to roll it out in whole of Japan

JAPAN – Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is rolling out contactless pick-up lockers in four restaurants in Japan: Minamiurawa store, Mizonokuchi store, Shinjuku west exit store, and Nakano store. Customers at four KFC outlets in Japan can now order and pay for their meals online, set a time for collection, staff cook the order and put it into one of the lockers, then the customer pick up their order from a contactless locker installed on the store’s counter. Customers then enter their order code on a small pin pad to open…

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South Africa’s leading KFC franchisee Roos Foods gets nod to acquire additional KFC outlets

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s Competition Commission has conditionally approved Roos Foods, leading KFC franchisee in South Africa to acquire 10 KFC franchised restaurants owned by Van Eeden Kitskos. Roos Foods operates 71 KFC franchises, with its outlets located in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West and Limpopo provinces. The KFC outlets primarily sell fried chicken pieces, chicken burgers, wraps, salads, sides, desserts, and beverages. The Kitskos KFCs are also primarily involved in the operation and management of 10 KFC franchised restaurants under a franchise agreement with the KFC franchisor in South…

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KFC set to develop world first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets

RUSSIA – KFC, a fast food chain company, has partnered with 3D Bioprinting Solutions in Russia to develop the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets. Inspired by the growing demand for animal alternatives, KFC wants to craft the “meat of the future.” The project, according to a press release, aims to forge something “as close as possible in both taste and appearance” to the restaurant’s original product, while remaining environmentally friendly. “Our experiment in testing 3D bioprinting technology to create chicken products can also help address several looming global problems,” Raisa Polyakova,…

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Beyond Meat partners with Yum China to popularize meat alternatives

CHINA – Beyond Meat has partnered with Yum China Holdings, the operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in mainland China to introduce its plant-based burger in the country. The partnership will debut Beyond Burger at select KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell locations in mainland China starting June 3 this year, in a collaboration that marks the launch of Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger in mainland China. KFC will offer the Beyond Burger as a 3-day limited time offer at five locations in Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Shanghai…

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