KFC Russia recently opened its milestone 1000th restaurant in the city of Vladivostok, also known as “the capital of the Far East.” The restaurant in Vladivostok is a spacious two-story in-liner with a drive-thru, the first among QSR chains in the city. With this opening, KFC Russia has achieved the goal it set in 2017 to open 1000 restaurants in the country. The restaurant was opened in partnership with our franchise partner, GoodFood.
Located on the Pacific coast of Russia, Vladivostok is a major Russian port city overlooking Golden Horn Bay, near the borders with China and North Korea. The new restaurant is KFC’s 19th in the Primorsky Territory and represents the growing investments being made in Far Eastern Russia with regards to local agriculture production and enhanced logistics infrastructure. By the end of 2022, KFC plans to increase the number of restaurants in the region to 30.
KFC opens about 100 restaurants annually in Russia and will continue to pursue a similar expansion strategy going forward. In the first half of 2021, 50 KFC restaurants have already opened across the country.
After the opening ceremony, members of the KFC leadership team volunteered by assembling lunch packs for local medical staff fighting COVID-19.
Additionally, to commemorate the opening of the landmark 1000th restaurant in Russia, GoodFood, along with the KFC team, funded and opened a playground consisting of three 3x3 basketball courts in Vladivostok. The Streetbasket courts will be open and available to local citizens around the clock.
We’re thrilled to be bringing our finger lickin’ good fried chicken to even more fans around the world!