More KFC stores on the way - report

2011-10-04 07:58

Johannesburg - Yum Brands plans to add 250 of its Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in South Africa by 2015, bringing its total to 850, Business Report newspaper said on Tuesday, citing a company executive.

The US food retailer is also targeting the wider African continent, where it aims to have 1 200 stores by 2015, KFC South Africa managing director Keith Warren told the newspaper.

"We are likening the Africa business to China," he told the newspaper.

KFC opened its first store in Nigeria in 2009 and plans to have 20 stores there by the end of 2011, the newspaper said.


  • Ross - 2011-10-04 08:15

    Fatty unhealthy chiekaaan is very popular in South Africa.

  • JOHN - 2011-10-04 09:08

    KFC should rather improve the services of their existing branches before opening further stores.

      Ross - 2011-10-04 11:25

      And the quality of the chickens.

  • Parko - 2011-10-04 10:41

    In Africa you'll never go wrong with Chicken ...

  • AntonioP - 2011-10-04 12:10

    KFC uses hydrogenated (saturated) fats to fry their wares. And it's dripping with this. The costs to SA in terms of additional burdens on healt-care, absenteeism, early death and other economic burdens are incalculable. Ban booze ads? Fine, but ban KFC-ads as well. I say.

  • Gerald - 2011-10-04 14:44

    As a naïve kid I remember those big crunchy perfect southern frieds in red stripes being what my faimly lookd fwd to -an escape from all the guns apartheid etc. Not quite the same anymore. By far. Recent mba's may rant about learning organisations blah but sumtimes staying true iz da best way to survive all these pop brands. Look at Louis Vuitton -not even one license sold.

  • thulani.cele - 2012-02-21 18:24

    I wonder if the additional stores will also be given to the existing KFC Franchisees. It is my belief that the current model (where you find 1 (one) person operating more than 10 stores) may not necessarily be the best for the South African environment.

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