Kentucky Fried Chicken is the original name of KFC, the fast food restaurant chain, which was established in 1939 in Kentucky. From the outset of its development KFC proved to be a successful enterprise. In 1952 the first franchisee was established and by 1964 there existed more than 600 kfc fast food restaurants in the United States and Canada. Today kfc fast food is enjoyed in Europe and Asia, the United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The company is now a subsidiary of Yum!Brands.Inc., the same corporation which owns Long John Silvers, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell restaurants and A&W All-American restaurants. With its 32,500 system units in nearly 100 countries of the world Yum!Brands.Inc. is considered to be the largest fast food firm in North America.
KFC was the first to introduce a new pressure cooker used for making Original Recipe Chicken. The chicken is fried quickly and has a really unsurpassed taste. It is mainly an exclusive recipe, which makes the chicken so popular. The combination of eleven herbs and species, used in frying chicken is a trade secret.
KFC fast food is enjoyed among vegetarians as well, since the restaurant chain offers a wide range of vegetarian and veg products, including the veg fingers, the tangy, the veg de-lite burger and the veg crispy burger. With the introduction of its vegetarian menu KFC gained even more popularity worldwide, as most countries don't have a vegetarian menu, and those which do, have very limited choice.
KFC fast food is extremely popular in India, where 35 percent of population is vegetarian. The restaurant chain has modified its menus in order to suit local tastes. The sauces and toppings have been changed, taking into considerations preferences of various localities. Thus, KFC fast food menu in Europe and the United States differs from that in India and Asia. Indian menu has been changed to include rice meals, sides and wraps. The changes are considerable, since Western tastes differ very much from Eastern ones.
KFC has a variety of options for children. Kids' meals include Colonel Burger, Kentucky Nuggets, Mini Pop Corn Chicken, Chips and soft drinks.
KFC is a good choice for those, who want to lose weight. Tender Roast
Sandwich without sauce, which contains 390 calories, can make your dinner.
KFC fast food chain has been criticized for producing chicken products from a genetically engineered chicken. According to this version,
Kentucky Fried Chicken was forced to change its name to KFC, as the word chicken could no longer be used. Nevertheless this assumption was rejected, as genetically engineered chickens have never existed, and furthermore, they have never been approved for human consumption in any country of the world. KFC fast food restaurant chain still uses the word chicken in most of its commercials. In 2003, the watchdog group People For Ethnical Treatment of Animals accused KFC of the inhumane treatment of chickens. Since that time Kentucky Fried Chicken tries to maintain safeguards of its non-vegetarian products.
Today KFC is a part of American tradition and is extremely proud of it.