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Kentucky Fried Chicken

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Kitchen Fresh Chicken

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Kung Fu Cult

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Kentucky Fried Cruelty

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Kentucky Fried Cat

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Kitchen Fixed Charge

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Kitchen Fried Chicken

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Keep Fingers Crossed

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Korean Fried Cat

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Kentucky Fried Children

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Korean Fried Chicken

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Karachi Fried Chicken

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Kentucky Fried Chocobo

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Kennedy Flight Center

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Kong Foong Ching

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Knox Farmers Cooperative

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Kelvin, Fahrenheit, Celsius

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Kiwanis Family Conference

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Krefelder Fussball Club

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Kuwaiti Fried Chicken

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Kentucky Fried Chihuahua

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Karl Franks Chutney

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Keep From Cookin

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Kentucky's Finest Cousins

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Kentucky Fried Crocodile

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KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, that specializes in fried chicken. It is the world's second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald's, with 22,621 locations globally in 150 countries as of December 2019. The chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, a restaurant company that also owns the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains.KFC was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders (1890–1980), an entrepreneur who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept and the first "Kentucky Fried Chicken" franchise opened in Utah in 1952. KFC popularized chicken in the fast-food industry, diversifying the market by challenging the established dominance of the hamburger. By branding himself as "Colonel Sanders", Harland became a prominent figure of American cultural history and his image remains widely used in KFC advertising to this day. However, the company's rapid expansion overwhelmed the aging Sanders and he sold it to a group of investors led by John Y. Brown Jr. and Jack C. Massey in 1964. KFC was one of the first American fast-food chains to expand internationally, opening outlets in Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Jamaica by the mid-1960s. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, it experienced mixed fortunes domestically, as it went through a series of changes in corporate ownership with little or no experience in the restaurant business. In the early 1970s, KFC was sold to the spirits distributor Heublein, which was taken over by the R. J. Reynolds food and tobacco conglomerate; that company sold the chain to PepsiCo. The chain continued to expand overseas, however, and in 1987 it became the first Western restaurant chain to open in China. It has since expanded rapidly in China, which is now the company's single largest market. PepsiCo spun off its restaurants division as Tricon Global Restaurants, which later changed its name to Yum! Brands. KFC's original product is pressure-fried chicken pieces, seasoned with Sanders' signature recipe of "11 herbs and spices". The constituents of the recipe are a trade secret. Larger portions of fried chicken are served in a cardboard "bucket", which has become a feature of the chain since it was first introduced by franchisee Pete Harman in 1957. Since the early 1990s, KFC has expanded its menu to offer other chicken products such as chicken fillet sandwiches and wraps, as well as salads and side dishes such as French fries and coleslaw, desserts and soft drinks; the latter often supplied by PepsiCo. KFC is known for its slogans "It's Finger Lickin' Good!", "Nobody does chicken like KFC" and "So good".

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  • Victor Martinez
    Victor Martinez
    KFC stands for Krappy f***ing chicken
    LikeReply6 years ago
  • Koo Greenway
    Koo Greenway
    Kids fanning centre
    LikeReply7 years ago
  • Abu Yahya
    Abu Yahya
    Kicking fat children
    LikeReply8 years ago
  • Khalid Hussain
    Khalid Hussain
    Karachi Food centre.
    LikeReply 19 years ago
  • Hanan Sheikhali
    Hanan Sheikhali
    kentucky fried chicken
    LikeReply9 years ago

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