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NEW KFC U.S. FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT TO OPEN JUNE 20

June 18, 2019

First 50 guests will receive free chicken for a year

Louisville, Kentucky, June 18, 2019 – The new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant located at 2945 Breckenridge Lane is scheduled to open on Thursday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. The first 50 guests in line will win free chicken for a year.

NEW KFC U.S. FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT TO OPEN JUNE 20
NEW KFC U.S. FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT TO OPEN JUNE 20

The new restaurant is one of only four KFC restaurants in the United States to feature an enhanced flagship design that utilizes natural wood, exposed brick, oversized windows and more to create a superior dining experience.

“We’re proud to introduce our hometown to this uniquely designed new KFC in Hikes Point,” said Brian Cahoe, chief development officer, KFC U.S. “It is truly a jewel in our hometown crown, and we invite everyone to stop by and try some of the Colonel’s hand breaded and freshly prepared chicken on opening day, June 20.”

The new 2,658 square foot restaurant has dining room seating for more than 55 guests and features high-end design finishes that connect to the brand’s heritage and its founder, Colonel Harland Sanders.

Some key elements of the restaurant’s design include:

  • An open ceiling designed to invite more light in the dining area.

  • Photos of Colonel Sanders, the “original celebrity chef,” showcasing his travels around the world and encounters with other celebrities.

  • A signature bucket chandelier, which is the centerpiece of the restaurant’s dining area.

  • A chalkboard on the front counter listing the name of the cook and the U.S. farm that supplied the chicken being freshly prepared in the restaurant that day.

Signage on the restaurant hails from Kentucky and has ties to Colonel Sanders. It was crafted by Ruggles Sign Company of Versailles, which was founded by the husband of one of Colonel Sanders’ daughters.

In addition, the restaurant will include a number of consumer technologies like self-order kiosks, and interior and exterior drive-thru digital menuboards. There will also be designated delivery driver parking to further enable delivery service to our customers.

The new location will also give back to the community through participation in KFC’s Harvest food donation program. Through the Harvest program, KFC restaurant team members will pack and store unsold and wholesome food to donate to local nonprofits that provide meals to those in need. The new Hikes Point restaurant will pack donations for Kentucky Harvest each week.

KFC’s Harvest program started in 1999. Since that time, KFC has donated more than 80 million meals to over 3,500 nonprofits around the world.

About KFC

KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain. KFC specializes in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Extra Crispy™ Tenders, Hot Wings®, KFC Famous Bowls®, Pot Pies, freshly hand prepared chicken sandwiches, biscuits and homestyle side items. There are more than 22,000 KFC restaurants in over 135 countries and territories around the world. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM). For more information, visit www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kfc), Twitter (www.twitter.com/kfc) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/KFC).

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