KFC has launched its 1000th restaurant in India, marking a significant milestone since it set up in India in 1995.
The brand has been at the forefront of tech disruptions in the QSR industry. KFC currently has 20+ all-digital Smart Restaurants, which are powered by state-of-the-art technology, making consumer access easier and faster, in addition to the installation of self-ordering digital kiosks and App ordering across its restaurants.
KFC Kshamata, the brand’s flagship Diversity and Inclusivity programme is focused on bridging the gender and ability gap by increasing its women workforce by 2X and doubling the number of Special KFCs (restaurants operated by speech and hearing-impaired employees) it operates. Over the past decade, KFC has grown to 42 Special KFCs and a team of 220+ speech & hearing-impaired employees.
To mark the opening of the 1000th restaurant, KFC has pledged to support 1000 underprivileged families across India with food rations.
In the next phase of its India operations, KFC will look to create over 1 lakh jobs across the country.
Sanjay Purohit, Group CEO, Sapphire Foods India Ltd (SFIL), said, “1000 restaurants in India is such a big milestone for the KFC brand, and Sapphire Foods is proud to be a part of that journey. KFC’s focus on consistently high quality, tasty food, exceptional customer service and inclusive and purposeful growth has made it among the most loved restaurant brands in the country. Sapphire Foods believes that this is just the start of many years of growth, and we are excited to be a part of the next chapter of KFC in India. We look forward to a sustained and fruitful partnership with Yum and KFC for many decades to come.”
Moksh Chopra, General Manager, KFC India & Partner Countries said, “KFC is proud to be a part of the India growth story along with our franchise partners. KFC is a global brand with a local heart, committed to growing together with the nation and we are especially proud of our restaurant teams, including the specially-abled teams, who have played a pivotal part in our journey. We are grateful to the people of the country for their love and look forward to the next chapter of continued growth for and with India.”
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