Business Summary
At KFC we pride ourselves on using quality chicken and local ingredients from trusted suppliers.
About Us

A young Canadian named Bob Lapointe started the fast food revolution in Australia in 1968 when he opened the first KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken) restaurant at Guildford in Sydney's western suburbs.

The first KFC restaurant was built on this site and opened on 27th April 1968, with a staff of 25.

KFC now has more than 600 stores in Australia and New Zealand, which are company owned or franchised.

There are over 12,000 employees working on a permanent and casual basis at KFC in Australia and 3,200 in New Zealand.

KFC History - Colonel Sanders

Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of the original Kentucky Fried Chicken, was born on September 9, 1890. When he was six, his father died and his mother was forced to go to work while young Sanders took care of his three year old brother and baby sister. This meant he had to do much of the family cooking. By the time he was seven, Harland Sanders was a master of a range of regional dishes.

After a series of jobs, in the mid 1930s at the age of forty, Colonel Sanders bought a service station, motel and cafe at Corbin, a town in Kentucky about 25 miles from the Tennessee border.

He began serving meals to travellers on the dining table in the living quarters of his service station because he did not have a restaurant.

Why Does KFC Taste So Good?

A lot goes into our great taste. There's our commitment to using fresh, quality chicken and the freshest local ingredients from trusted suppliers. There's our belief that distinctive food relies on authentic recipes. And, of course, there's our proud history in Australia, where we've been serving great food for over 40 years and are now loved by over 2 million customers a week.

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Franchise Opportunities

We believe there has never been a more exciting time to be part of Yum! Restaurants International in Australia! (YRI). When YRI was created, we had the privilege of possessing a heritage of success in the great brands of Pizza Hut®, A&W®, KFC®, Long John Silver's®, and Taco Bell®. These brands enjoy worldwide recognition and have been the leaders in the quick service industry dating back to 1919.

Our Franchisees have over 40 years history of contributing their talent, commitment, and passion to building our brands, strengthening the system, and enjoying the satisfaction and rewards that come from being a part of a winning team.

Nutrition Information

KFC is committed to providing you with the information you need to make informed choices for yourself and your family. In order for you to do this, the following brochures contain nutrition information on our permanent menu items.

We have also made available to you nutritional information on our exciting new Cayan Grill and Krushers range of products. Just click on the links below and download.

Please be advised that KFC change products from time to time, therefore the information on this site and also in the brochure available for download below should be checked on a regular basis.

Nutritional information (NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS/SA)

Nutritional information (QLD)

Nutritional information (WA)

Cayan Grill


Are your chickens well looked after?
We demand good animal welfare. All of our chicken suppliers are required to be members of the Australian Chicken Meat Federation and to strictly follow the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals, Domestic Poultry. All of the chickens we use are raised in large barns that are typically bedded with wood shavings or rice hulls. They are not kept in cages.
How fresh is your chicken?
Very! We know fresh is best so across all of our restaurants, at least 97% of our chicken-on-the-bone, chicken fillets and strips are regularly delivered fresh into our restaurants, not frozen. We buy our chicken from reputable chicken suppliers in Australia like Inghams, Steggles and Golden Farms - the chicken we buy is just like the chicken you can find in your local supermarket!
Do you use palm oil?
We've not used palm oil for cooking any of our products since May, 2012, when we switched to using a high oleic canola oil. Some of our desserts may still contain palm oil, but we're working with our suppliers to try and change that, as we'd love to be 100% palm oil free as soon as possible.
Do you have any halal stores?
We are mindful of responding to customer demands and cultural sensitivities in a balanced way. We have just a few Halal stores in Australia that don’t serve bacon and are locally certified as Halal. We have no current plans to expand this.
Will you sponsor my charity or sports team?
We support a number of designated charities and community groups and have commitments to various existing sponsorships. Due to these commitments we are unfortunately unable to help with additional requests.
How do I apply for a job at KFC?
We’d love to hear from you! Please visit
Do you advertise to children?
No - we don’t advertise our products directly to children aged under 14 in any media. We also don't advertise our children's meals outside of our restaurants, and we don't include toys with our children's meals. We were a founding member of the Australian Food and Grocery Council's "Quick Service Restaurant Initiative for Responsible Advertising and Marketing to Children" and we take our obligations under that Code very seriously.