For KFC Canada, one of the country’s top quick serve restaurants and a Canadian staple for 68 years, the Covid-19 pandemic has made way for adaptations in the brand’s growth strategy. Most notably, the company has emphasized its already robust delivery and online order ahead capabilities and third-party delivery partners, providing the business and franchisees with a continued stream of cashflow, even as dining rooms remain closed. Further, the company notes that it has been able to maintain its presence in Canadian communities amidst Covid-19 thanks to a network of large, multi-unit franchise partners that have shown resilience throughout these unprecedented times and remain dedicated to serving Canadian communities coast to coast. As a result, KFC Canada is maintaining its five-year growth and development targets, committing to building 150 new restaurants in that span. The brand also continues to open new restaurants throughout the pandemic with three new locations opening in Sky Pointe Landing in Calgary and in British Columbia in Langford and Coombs as well as several more set for the next two months. KFC Canada is also keeping lines open for additional new franchise partners to further fuel growth across the country. The company is also actively assessing changes to design and construction models to account for new customer behaviours. This includes more drive-thru units and units with dedicated parking spaces, as further growth in the order ahead and curbside pickup segments is anticipated. The chain continues to seek 1,400 to 2,000 square foot spaces for lease with drive-thru or 1,200 to 1,800 square foot end-caps in drive-thru restricted markets.
CATEGORY: Quick Service Restaurants
Chain Name: KFC Canada
Company Name: YUM! Brands Inc
Mailing Address: 191 Creditview Rd, Suite 100, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 9T1
Email: Website: www.kfc.ca
Menu Specialty: Original Recipe Fried Chicken
Introduced: 1950’s (Canada)
No. of Locations: Over 600
Areas of Operation: National
Types of Location: in-line, end cap, free standing, drive-thru preferred & non-traditional/ store-within-a-store concepts.
Business Type: franchise
Size Req’d: Traditional 1400–2000 sq ft with drive-thru & 1200 to 1800 sq.ft. end cap without drive-thru. Non-traditional 400-600 sq ft
Special Requirements (patio, drive-thru, etc): drive-thru preferred
Contact Name: Zaid Kharouba - Associate Development Manager, East Coast (ON, QC, Atlantic & Territories), KFC Canada (416/664-5310 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sanjeev Kumar – Associate Development Manager, West Coast (BC, AB, SK & MB), KFC Canada (647/547-6061 email@example.com)
Chris Filteau – Development Mgr, National Non-Traditional Program, KFC Canada) (416/664-5278 firstname.lastname@example.org
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PARENT COMPANY: YUM! Brands Inc.
Related Chains: Pizza Hut Canada, Taco Bell Canada
Last Report: Developers & Chains #1843