PHOTOS: Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant Launches

here geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>With already close to a 900 stores across Africa, the Colonel’s world famous original recipe chicken is now being served hot and fresh to the Kampala consumers.

Chimpreports Managing Editor, Giles Muhame, tastes the new dishes

KFC operates 17,000 restaurants across 110 countries and on average serves close to 12 million customers worldwide daily.

Maurice Kirya (L) who opened the restaurant with Paul Mwirigi, Head Marketing at Knight Frank

With KFC opening today, the proprietors are confident that there will be even more availability of the secret 11 herbs and spices in a variety of signature dishes for KFC patrons.

Waiters and waitresses ready to take customers’ orders

“This restaurant will be the first of many KFCs in Uganda,” said Simon Schaffer, Managing Director of Kuku Foods East Africa, which operates KFC restaurants in Kenya and Tanzania.


The secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices was first developed in 1939 and the same recipe is still used across the world today.

Customers taste the chicken

“We are already busy with the fit out of our second store which will be located in the new Acacia Mall and will open in January 2014. We intend to open a total of four new restaurants in 2014, including one in Entebbe, which will bring our total investment in Uganda to five restaurants by the end of 2014.”

According to Bruce Layzell, GM New African Markets KFC, “As a market leader in the Quick Service Restaurant industry, we are excited to take this leap forward. It is our vision to sell our great chicken right across the continent – that’s a billion people in 54 countries.”

“Fortunately it’s a billion people who love chicken and we’ll now be able to give them the best chicken that there is.”

Simon Schaffer, Managing Director of Kuku Foods East Africa, addresses media

KFC is part of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants with more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 117 countries and 1.4 million company and franchise associates.

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