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KFC

Quick-service chicken restaurant
KFC rules the roost when it comes to chicken. One of the world's largest fast-food chains, the company owns and franchises more than 14,800 outlets in more than 100 countries. (More than 5,300 locations are in the US.) The restaurants offer the Colonel's trademark fried chicken (in both Original Recipe and Extra Tasty Crispy varieties) along with chicken sandwiches, chicken pot pies, crispy chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, and potato wedges. Its locations can be found operating as free-standing units and kiosks in high traffic areas. More than 20% of the restaurants are company-operated; the rest are franchised or licensed. KFC is a division of global fast-food franchiser YUM! Brands.
KFC
1441 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, KY 40213
866-298-6986

Fast Facts

Year established 1939
Franchising since 1952
Can be run from home? No
Item 19 Financial Performance Representation? Yes

Franchise Unit Growth Rate

Year U.S.
Franchises
Non-U.S.
Franchises
Company-Owned
Locations
2011 4,175 7,908 4,255
2010 4,199 7,800 4,225
2009 4,225 7,168 4,750

Expanding in These Locations

United States, Worldwide
Costs
Total Investment $1,300,000 - $2,400,000
Franchise Fee $45,000
Royalty Fee 5%
Financial Requirements
Net Worth $1,500,000
Liquid Capital $750,000
Franchisee Qualifications
Customer focused and detail oriented
Management skills
Commitment to multiple unit ownership
Financing
Does franchisor offer financing? No
Is franchisor on the SBA's Franchise Registry? Yes
Is franchisor a member of the IFA's VetFran program? No
KFC
1441 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, KY 40213
866-298-6986
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