Kfc International

The story begins on September 9th 1890, the day little Harland is born in Henryville, Indiana. He spends his early years making his way around the southern states, trying his hand working as a steamboat pilot, railroad fireman and farmer. When Harland turns 40 he buys a roadside motel in Corbin, Kentucky and begins serving his southern style chicken. By 1935, his restaurant is doing so well he is commissioned as "Kentucky Colonel" by the state governor, for outstanding achievement in the community. In 1939, the Colonel finally perfects his unique blend of 11 herbs and spices that are still used today…and still top secret.

1950 - The iconic white suit

In 1950 the Colonel dons his iconic white suit for the first time and from then on, wears one every time he's out in public. Seven years later, another icon is born. The KFC Bucket o' Chicken.

A network of franchises grow across the USA and by 1964, the Colonel feels it's time to slow down, and sells the KFC Company to investors. The Colonel quality remains high and the first UK restaurant opens the following year. By 1976, the Colonel is named the 2nd most recognisable celebrity in the world after an independent survey.

After a rich and full life, Harland Sanders sadly passes away at the age of 90 in 1980. His legacy lives on through his Original Recipe chicken and the company logo adapts over the years, with the Colonel's face remaining at the forefront of the design. In 2006, the latest logo gets introduced in a big way, spanning 87,000 square foot of the Mojave Desert.

Today - More than 18,000 KFC around the world

Today there are more than 18,000 KFC outlets in 115 countries and territories around the world. And you know what? There’s still a cook in a kitchen in every last one of them, freshly preparing delicious, complete family meals at affordable prices.

KFC Mauritius1983 - First KFC restaurant

KFC first opened its doors back in 1983 opposite the filling station in Curepipe not far from the Sainte Thérèse Church. Everyone going through Curepipe would have to drive past KFC and were led by their noses into the restaurant to enjoy great tasting food amongst friends and family. Back then the menu was made up of a Dinner Box, a Lunch Box, Chicken Pieces and Chips. The Rounder was only launched a couple of years later with the Zinger following in the 90’s.

Affordable American style cuisine had finally arrived in Mauritius and it was an instant favourite!

KFC in figures
  • 27
  • 700
  • 10,000
    clients per day
  • 1,000
    chicken sold per hour
Our Best Products
  • 2013
    Pop corn chicken
  • 2011
    Brazer & Krusher
  • 2008
    Hot wings & Veggie meal
  • 2003
    Crispy Strips
  • 1993
    Zinger & Hot and Cripsy
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