KFC is the largest chicken restaurant brand in the world, having 15,000 outlets in more than 100 nations serving nearly eight million customers around the world, every day.
The Kentucky Fried Chicken concept was introduced to the Middle East region by franchise partner Americana when the first KFC store was opened in Kuwait on 25th September 1973. Since then, the Middle East region has grown up with the amazing taste of KFC and the menu continues to include Original Recipe chicken, made with the same great taste Colonel Harland Sanders created more than a half-century ago. The brand’s presence today stretches across 12 countries and 74 cities in the region, operating more than 450 restaurants.
KFC forms part of Yum! Brands, Inc., which is the world's largest restaurant system with over 45,000 KFC, A&W All-American Food, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's and Pizza Hut restaurants around the world. In the region, the brand is supported by Yum! Restaurants International (Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan & Turkey) Restaurant Support Center.
Americana is one of the Middle East's most successful group of companies operating consumer foods, restaurants and food-related products. This amazing success story started in Kuwait in 1964 with the establishment of a small trading company which then opened its first restaurant (Wimpy) in 1970. Today, the Americana Group operates more than 1,000 restaurants with more than 45,000 employees across 15 countries between the Atlantic Ocean and Caspian Sea.