KFC Corp.

KFC Corp.

KFC Corp.
#41

Initial Investment

LOW: $1,262,800
HIGH: $2,543,000

Change in Units

+2.8% +545 UNITS (1 Year)
+6.3% +1222 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1930

Franchising Since

1952 (64 Years)

Corporate Address

1441 Gardiner Ln. Louisville, KY 40213

CEO

Jason Marker

Parent Company

Yum! Brands Inc.

About KFC Corp.

In 1930, Harland Sanders opened Sanders Court & Cafe in the front room of a gas station in Corbin, Kentucky. He was named an honorary Kentucky Colonel in 1936 for his contributions to local cuisine. Colonel Sanders began franchising in 1952 and awarded the first franchise to Pete Harman in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their handshake agreement stipulated that the corporation would receive a royalty of one nickel for each chicken Harman sold.

His recipe is still a secret, but billions of Colonel Sanders' chicken dinners are served annually in more than 80 countries. KFC is now part of Yum! Brands, which also includes A&W Restaurants, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$1,262,800 - $2,543,000

Net-worth Requirement

$1,500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$750,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$45,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

5%

Financing Options

KFC Corp. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 7

Lowest Rank: 41

  • 2006 - 23
* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

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Updated: August 25th, 2015

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