Press Release


November 27, 2019

KFC fans rejoice; finger lickin’ chicken is here to stay in Farnworth

United Kingdom, November 27, 2019- On Monday, we opened a brand-new KFC restaurant in Farnworth, near Bolton, which has created 41 jobs for the local community.



Amongst those new team members is local teen, Sebastian Thompson, 17, who cut the ribbon to the new restaurant – a spring chicken starting his first ever job.

To show their support, three local councillors, Lisa Weatherby, Maureen Flitcroft and Paul Sanders (not to be confused as a relative of the Colonel!) attended the opening and sampled the amazing Colonel inspired celebration cake.

On the day, the KFC Foundation made a donation of £1,500 to the Greater Manchester Youth Network, a local charity that helps young people learn vital skills, develop positive wellbeing and build a support network in the local community. Alex Fairweather, CEO of GMYN, was thrilled to be there to accept the donation.

Two team members have already signed onto the KFC management program and will start their leadership training in January – the Colonel, rightfully, has high hopes for them and the restaurant.

Gemma Navin, Area Coach at KFC UK&I said: “The Colonel loves the North West and we can see why – it’s a great spot and we can’t wait to welcome our local KFC fans for some famous Original recipe chicken”

The brand-new restaurant will be serving fans seven days a week, 10.30am to 11pm.



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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. In July 2019 we took the next big step in our welfare journey and signed up to the Better Chicken Commitment, a set of six criteria that have been designed to improve the lives of all chickens within the KFC supply chain, by 2026. That’s what makes our food so finger lickin’ good.

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 27,000 employees – we were the first restaurant to launch an honours degree. And since its 2015 launch, our KFC Foundation has paid out grants totalling £5 million to our charity partners who are passionate about developing and nurturing young people across the country.

To find out more about us visit www.kfc.co.uk, or follow the Colonel on Twitter @KFC_UKI and Instagram @kfc_uki.

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