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.
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.