KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC is a fast food restaurant chain that specializes

Kfc kentucky fried chicken kfc is a fast food

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KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken ( KFC ) is a fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken and is headquartered in Louisville , Kentucky , United States. It is the world's second largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald's , with almost 20,000 locations globally in 123 countries and territories as of December 2015. The company is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands , a restaurant company that also owns the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains. KFC was founded by Harland Sanders , an entrepreneur who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky , during the Great Depression . Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first "Kentucky Fried Chicken" franchise opened in Utah in 1952. KFC popularized chicken in the fast food industry, diversifying the market by challenging the established dominance of the hamburger . By branding himself as "Colonel Sanders", Harland became a prominent figure of American cultural history, and his image remains widely used in KFC advertising. However, the company's rapid expansion overwhelmed the aging Sanders, and, in 1964, he sold it to a group of investors led by John Y. Brown, Jr. and Jack C. Massey . KFC was one of the first American fast food chains to expand internationally, opening outlets in Canada , the United Kingdom , Mexico , and Jamaica by the mid-1960s. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, KFC experienced mixed fortunes domestically, as it went through a series of changes in corporate ownership with little or no experience in the restaurant business. In the early 1970s, KFC was sold to the spirits distributor Heublein , who were taken over by the R.J. Reynolds food and tobacco conglomerate, who sold the chain to PepsiCo . The chain
continued to expand overseas, however, and in 1987 KFC became the first Western restaurant chain to open in China. The chain has since expanded rapidly in China, which is now the company's single largest market. PepsiCo spun off its restaurants division as Tricon Global Restaurants, which later changed its name to Yum! Brands. Subway Subway IP Inc. (stylized as SUBWAY) is an American fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads . It is owned and operated by Doctor's Associates Inc., doing business as Subway IP Inc. Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world, with 44,852 restaurants in 112 countries and territories as of September 11, 2016. The United States alone has 26,646 outlets. It is the largest single-brand restaurant chain and the largest restaurant operator in the world. Subway's international headquarters is in Milford, Connecticut ; five regional centers support Subway's international operations. The regional offices for European franchises are located in Amsterdam , Netherlands ; the Australian and New Zealand locations are supported from Brisbane , Australia ; the Asian locations are supported from offices located in Beirut , Lebanon , and Singapore ; and the Latin American support center is in Miami , Florida .

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