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KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken

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What does a KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchise Cost?

To own a Kentucky Fried Chicken, prospects must meet the following financial requirements: have a net worth of $1.5 million and have $750,000 in liquid assets. Candidates can expect the total investment to range between $1,442,550 and $2,771,550. KFC has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable and payroll. Join the KFC franchise family.

Total Investment$1,442,550 - $2,771,550
Cash Required$750,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target Market National

Join the KFC Family and Become Your Own Colonel.

KFC's secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices started more than 70 years ago. Part of YUM!, KFC has the backing and experience to continue to grow. If you'd like to bring Finger Lickin’ Good® chicken to your area, read more.

Learn how to become a KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee. Read more for details including costs and fees.

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KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain specializing in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™ and Colonel's Crispy Strips® with home-style sides, Honey BBQ Wings, and freshly made chicken sandwiches. There are more than 22,000 KFC outlets in more than 130 countries and territories around the world, serving millions of customers each day. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM)

What Makes KFC Chicken Special

Throughout each day, our trained cooks freshly prepare fried chicken using the Colonel’s Secret Recipe of 11 herbs & spices. It takes more than 25 minutes to hand bread and cook our chicken before it’s ready for your bucket or boxed meal. That’s why KFC has the world’s best chicken.

  1. We use 100 percent real chicken raised on U.S. farms.
  2. Our chicken is USDA inspected for quality before it can be delivered to our kitchens.
  3. Our chicken is free of added hormones and steroids. In fact, FDA regulations prohibit the addition of hormones in poultry in the U.S.
  4. As of January 1, 2019, all chicken purchased by KFC U.S. is raised without antibiotics important to human medicine, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  5. All of our Core menu items are free of food dyes and artificial flavors (with the exception of beverages and third-party products). In addition, we have removed artificial colors from our Core products (with the exception of caramel coloring).

Training and Support

The initial training program offered by KFC US LLC on the operation of a KFC outlet. The training includes one week orientation, two weeks online training and four weeks in a certified restaurant for hands on training. All training costs incurred including travel and lodging of the management team are the responsibility of the franchisee.

Support includes:

  • 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

Ideal Candidate

To be considered for a KFC franchise candidates are asked to have the following experience and traits:

  • Successful business ownership experience (preferably multi-unit restaurant)
  • Personal & Financial Reputation and Stability
  • No criminal convictions, No history of litigation, Bankruptcy history
  • Minimum Credit Score of 700
  • Motivation and Commitment
  • Willingness to guarantee Franchise Agreement obligations
  • Time commitment for required training programs (includes entire organization)
  • Hands on in the day to day operation of the business, Residency/proximity

Prospects must also meet the following financial qualifications:

  • $1,500,000 Total Net Worth
  • $750,000 Total Liquid Assets*
  • Net Worth and Liquid capital access commensurate with ownership level (may vary significantly from minimum requirements)