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CALLING ALL COLONELS… CLOWNS NEED NOT APPLY

March 13, 2019

KFC IS OPENING ITS KITCHENS TO THE PUBLIC – GO BEHIND THE COUNTER AND MAKE ITS FAMOUS

FRIED CHICKEN YOURSELF

CALLING ALL COLONELS…  CLOWNS NEED NOT APPLY
CALLING ALL COLONELS… CLOWNS NEED NOT APPLY

Are you a true chicken connoisseur? Ever wondered what really goes on behind the counter at KFC? Well… now’s your chance to find out. KFC is opening its doors to the public to find out if they’ve got what it takes to make its iconic fried chicken, just like the Colonel did.

Up to 300 KFCs across the country will be opening up their kitchens on Saturday 30th March. Fans will be given an exclusive look behind the scenes to see first hand how KFC cooks make the famous Original Recipe chicken fresh in restaurants every day.

More than just a chance to have a nosey, Open Kitchen offers a unique hands-on experience. Ticket holders will be put through their paces to see if they can master the art of hand-breading, handle the heat of the frying and work at pace to build their own KFC burger.

After all that hard work, each attendee will be rewarded with the chance to devour their own burger creation, along with a piece of Original Recipe Chicken, fries, drink and a side. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also be the proud owner of an exclusive KFC branded apron and hat… and maybe even some elusive chicken cheques.

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Rob Swain, Chief Operations Officer at KFC UK & Ireland, said: “We’re really proud of the food we serve, and of all the care that goes into making our chicken taste as incredible as it does. We want to welcome everyone in to give them the chance to see what makes it so finger lickin’ good, and invite them to try keeping pace with our amazing team members. We can’t wait to show the nation how it’s done.”

Tickets for KFC Open Kitchen cost £5 and are allocated on a first come first served basis, so grab yours quick and apply here: kfc.seetickets.com

All profits will go to the KFC Foundation, which supports local charities who are passionate about developing and nurturing young people.

KFC first launched Open Kitchen in 2017, inviting fans behind the counter at 100 of its restaurants across the country.

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ABOUT KFC

In 1952 Colonel Harland Sanders opened the first KFC restaurant in Utah. Since then, his perfectly crafted Original Recipe chicken and its secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices has become famous all over the world, and today we have over 900 restaurants across the UK and Ireland.

The Colonel was all about doing things the right way. That means our chicken is delivered fresh from farm to restaurant in 48 hours. It’s prepared carefully by hand in-restaurant by trained cooks, using the very best chicken reared to strict welfare standards. That’s what makes our food so finger lickin’ good.

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The right way also means serving fresh proper food, packed with flavour. So we’ve worked hard to make nutritional improvements across our menu so our fans have as much choice as possible, and we’ve committed to removing 20% of calories per serving by 2025.

The Colonel also believed in feeding promise, wherever it’s found. So that’s why we invest heavily in the development and careers of our 24,000 employees – we were the first restaurant to launch an honours degree. And since its 2015 launch, our KFC Foundation has paid out grants totalling £3 million to our charity partners who are passionate about developing and nurturing young people across the country.

ABOUT THE KFC FOUNDATION

The KFC Foundation (formerly the KFC Add Hope Foundation) was set up in 2015 and has since paid out grants totalling £3 million to our charity partners.

We’ve been inspired by our Founder to give everyone the chance to fulfil their potential and to achieve something great. So the KFC Foundation supports local charities who are passionate about developing and nurturing young people by offering them safe spaces to socialise, the chance to find a job and people to speak to through mentoring programmes.

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