KFC seeks local entrepreneurs as pioneer franchisees

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KFC has invited entrepreneurs to be part of the popular fried chicken restaurant as its pioneer franchisees, marking its partnership with local investors for the first time after operating in the Philippines for decades.

“KFC offers a unique opportunity for prospective franchisees to deliver world-class chicken-and-gravy goodness right to their neighborhoods. Given KFC’s globally set operational standards, entrepreneurs can create jobs within their communities through their very own KFC store,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.

The restaurant chain, known for its fried chicken recipe that originated in Kentucky in 1940, said it would provide franchisees with “top-notch support,” including franchising fundamentals on business development, marketing and operations.

“Unit franchisees will be equipped with all the necessary tools to maximize their stores’ potential, from selecting the optimal site, promoting the store, to managing daily operations,” it said.

KFC said its local partners are ensured the full benefits of owning the franchise plus a “hassle-free management experience” as KFC Philippines will handle the full store operations.

“To be part of this exciting opportunity, business and property owners may apply and be considered to avail of the franchise. The franchisee’s investment cost will vary depending on the location and preferred store type,” it said.

KFC has more than 21,000 restaurants across 130 countries, making it one of the most iconic brands in the world.

In the Philippines, it opened its first store in 1966 to bring its signature “11 secret herbs and spices” chicken recipe created by a cook, Colonel Harland Sanders.

“The brand has since expanded into more than 300 stores today. With its famous Original Recipe chicken formula and signature gravy, KFC has innovated and diversified its menu through the years, creating dishes like the popular, no bread sandwich, Double Down and no dough pizza, Chizza,” it said.