KFC (also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a global restaurant brand. It specializes in fried chicken leveraging the proprietary recipe based on the list of secret herbs and spices.

Parent CompanyYum! Brands
HQLouisville, KY, US
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
KFC was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Louisville, KY, US

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Key People/Management at KFC

Tony Lowings

Tony Lowings

Chief Executive Officer, KFC Global
Catherine Tan-Gillespie

Catherine Tan-Gillespie

Chief Marketing Officer, KFC Global
Sabir Sami

Sabir Sami

Chief Operations Officer, KFC Global
Shannon Hennessy

Shannon Hennessy

Chief Financial Officer, KFC Global
Dyke Shipp

Dyke Shipp

Chief People Office and Chief Development Officer, KFC Global
Vinod Mahboobani

Vinod Mahboobani

Chief Legal Officer, KFC Global
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KFC Office Locations

KFC has an office in Louisville
Louisville, KY, US (HQ)
1441 Gardiner Ln
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KFC Financials and Metrics

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$2.3 m


In total, KFC had raised $2.3 m. KFC is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands

KFC Revenue

KFC's revenue was reported to be $2.49 b in FY, 2019 which is a 5.8% decrease from the previous period.
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KFC Operating Metrics

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21.49 k21.64 k21.84 k22.1 k22.62 k22.89 k23.12 k23.44 k24.1 k

Franchised Restaurants

20.82 k21.02 k21.24 k21.55 k22.3 k22.56 k22.79 k23.1 k23.76 k

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KFC Revenue Breakdown

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KFC revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 11.2% from U.S., 8.6% from China and 80.2% from Other

KFC Cybersecurity Score

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KFC Online and Social Media Presence

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KFC News and Updates

KFC España Launches Mobile Payments with Nuvei and Judopay

The technology providers will enable mobile-centric payment services in the fast-food giant’s branches throughout Spain The technology providers will enable mobile-centric payment services in the fast-food giant’s branches throughout Spain

This TikTok pitch deck breaks down how household names like American Eagle and KFC built their followings on the app

Summary List PlacementTikTok's presentation earlier this year at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's annual NewFronts event, where tech and media companies pitch advertisers on their upcoming content and ad products, contained a raft of information about how brands can gain the attention of the a…

The fast food company behind KFC and Pizza Hut is buying ASX-listed tech venture Dragontail Systems for $93m

Restaurant tech venture Dragontail Systems (ASX:DTS) is being acquired by the US parent company behind KFC and Pizza Hut, Yum Brands, in a deal worth $93.5 million. Domino’s has been Dragontail’s leading customer in recent years. Its machine learning cameras monitor pizza quality and is the technolo…

Beyond Meat partners with KFC in China for plant-based beef wrap

Beyond Meat Inc. announced its latest collaboration with KFC in China, the Plant-Based Spicy Beef Wrap. The limited-time item will be available in 2,600 stores across 28 cities in China. Beyond Meat has previously partnered with KFC in China on a Beyond Burger last year. KFC in China is part of the…

Completion of the construction works of the restaurant building on the property of Saules Miestas shopping center and opening of the KFC restaurant

Today, 20.05.2021, a fast-food restaurant with a drive-in, operating under the KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) franchise will be opened. The new separate building was built by the fund's Lithuanian subsidiary UAB "Saules Miestas" on the existing property of Saules Miestas shopping center. This is the f…

KFC, Pizza Hut Franchisee Seeks SEBI’s Nod For IPO

The company didn’t disclose the pricing in the offer document filed with the market regulator.
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KFC Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was KFC founded?

    KFC was founded in 1930.

  • Who are KFC key executives?

    KFC's key executives are Tony Lowings, Catherine Tan-Gillespie and Sabir Sami.

  • How many employees does KFC have?

    KFC has 800,000 employees.

  • What is KFC revenue?

    Latest KFC annual revenue is $2.5 b.

  • What is KFC revenue per employee?

    Latest KFC revenue per employee is $3.1 k.

  • Who are KFC competitors?

    Competitors of KFC include Wendy's Company, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Subway.

  • Where is KFC headquarters?

    KFC headquarters is located at 1441 Gardiner Ln, Louisville.

  • Where are KFC offices?

    KFC has an office in Louisville.

  • How many offices does KFC have?

    KFC has 1 office.