KFC: Surpasses 30’000 Restaurants Worldwide

Plano (TX). (kfc) Yum! Brands’ KFC Division announced the opening of its 30,000th location globally with a new restaurant in Rome, Italy, cementing its steady, continued expansion. After the brand opened its very first restaurant in 1952, a new KFC location now opens somewhere in the world every 3.5 hours on average. With plans to enter its 150th country later this year, KFC serves billions of people while also creating nearly one million jobs worldwide. The global brand held the title of fastest growing retail brand in 2021 and 2022.

«Opening our 30,000th restaurant is a testament to the support of our local business partners, employees and customers over the past nearly 75 years,» said Sabir Sami, CEO of KFC Global. «While we are a global brand, we aim to meet the unique needs and expectations of our guests on a local level, with menus that resonate with the culture and flavors of each community. That also includes serving communities through our food donation and upskilling programs, which operate in many of our markets, including Italy.»

KFC currently has the widest global footprint of any quick-service restaurant brand with no plans to slow down. In 2023, KFC opened nearly 2,700 new restaurants across 96 countries including impressive net-new unit growth throughout India and Latin America. As part of Yum! Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company, KFC’s portfolio is a major growth engine accounting for 50% of Yum!’s divisional operating profit.