KFC US LLC
#24 Franchise 500| Chicken

KFC US LLC
Chicken

About
Founded

1930

Franchising Since

1952 (68 Years)

Corporate Address

1441 Gardiner Ln.
Louisville, KY 40213

Leadership

Kevin Hochman, President

Parent Company

Yum! Brands Inc.

Ticker Symbol

YUM

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$1,442,600 - $2,771,550

Net-worth Requirement

$1,500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$750,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$45,000 - $45,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4-5%

Ad Royalty Fee

5%

Financing Options

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

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

National Media

Social media

SEO

On-The-Job Training:

6 weeks

Classroom Training:

1.5 days

KFC US LLC is ranked #24 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
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 125 countries. KFC is now part of Yum! Brands, which also includes Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $1,442,600 High - $2,771,550
Units
+7.7%+1660 UNITS (1 Year) +15.8%+3151 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Franchise Articles

I Tried Burger King's New Veggie Burger in Mexico. Here's What Happened.

The fast food company in partnership with Unilever's The Vegetarian Butcher introduced the Whopper Vegetal.

Focus on These KPIs for Franchise Success

A close look at some of the most important metrics you should consider.

Lockdowns Hit Schools, but Maple Bear Not Only Survived - It Grew

The key has been adapting to the circumstances.

... Are We Really All on the Same Page About Passing Down the Family Business?

Set up structures in advance and communicate clearly so things don't get awkward later.

Busting the Myths of Franchising

It's important to balance challenges with something personally meaningful.

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.
Updated: September 14th, 2020