5 Things You Didn't Know About KFC
- KFC is the second-largest restaurant chain in the world just behind McDonald's with nearly 20,000 locations in more than 100 countries.
- The 11 herbs and spices used in KFC's iconic pressure fried chicken pieces are a registered trade secret that's highly guarded by the company.
- The KFC Foundation promotes community education efforts by raising funds for college grants with the goal being to raise more than a million dollars annually.
- KFC provides more than a billion meals to people in need worldwide through its Add Hope program by encouraging donations from customers and employees.
- The company has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to sell pink buckets to promote breast cancer awareness and raise research funds.
KFC is a fast food restaurant based on a concept similar to what's done by Chick-fil-A and McDonald's. While KFC has expanded its menu selections over the years, they primarily specialize in chicken and related meal options. Founded by Harland Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders, in 1930, the restaurant provides access to its menu via its website, KFC.com.
You can use the KFC website to quickly find your closest KFC location by entering your zip code. You'll get the address and phone number of your local restaurant along with a map showing its location. Click on promotions for instant access to any ongoing specials or deals you may want to consider while determining what you wish to order.
Download the KFC Xpress app via the KFC website to conveniently place your order at participating restaurants. Enter your zip code and the app will let you know if there is a location near you that accepts orders via the app. Only certain menu items may be ordered this way. You'll be able to pay in advance and pick up your order either at the drive-through window or inside at the counter at the local KFC referenced on the app.
Click "chicken" on the scrolling menu at the top of KFC.com and you'll see all the chicken meal options available. While you may always opt for the traditional bucket, you can also choose popcorn nuggets or a convenient on-the-go cup.
KFC also offers a tasty selection of sandwiches that can also be viewed with a few clicks and scrolls on the site. Click on any meal choice and you'll be directed to a detailed description of your preferred chicken bucket, sandwich, or meal. With the meals, the website will provide various meal deal options for your consideration. You'll also see nutrition information on KFC.com and a full description of any of the featured order possibilities.
Popular KFC selections include the Big Box Meal, the Kids Meal, and the fill-up meal, which includes a sampling of chicken pieces along with coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, and other appetizing sides. The money-saving fill-up concept also applies to smaller meal selections.
KFC's website is also a handy source for visual inspirations you may want to take into consideration when making your order decision. Take a look at the six sauces you can choose to dip your nuggets in or click the "Sides" tab for a close-up look at the tasty extras you can add to your KFC meal. Don't forget to check out the desserts and drinks you can choose to top off your order as long as you're browsing on KFC.com.
The site also provides a detailed look at how KFC makes chicken and access to "Chicken Chattin'." This is where you'll find an assortment of topics related to—you guessed it—just about anything that has to do with chicken or KFC.
Some KFC restaurants offer catering services. Use KFC.com to type in your zip code to see if there are any of these KFC locations in your area. If there is one, you'll be able to initiate your catering order online and coordinate with that particular KFC to finalize the rest of the details. You cause the KFC site to place your catering orders and make your payment.
While the real Colonel Sanders has been gone for quite some time, the company keeps his image alive and well in some creative ways. One of these efforts is through the creation of the Kentucky Buckets, referred to America's newest football team, which, according to the company's tongue-in-cheek description of the team, may or may not be a fake team created specifically to sell chicken and promote KFC restaurants.
KFC routinely makes offers available via its social sites and on its website so you can enjoy some extra savings on your next purchase. Giving Assistant is another great source for savings and an excellent way to help others in need. And that's definitely something the Colonel would appreciate.
KFC Social Media Links
KFC on Facebook: Satisfy your appetite while enjoying some extra savings by connecting with KFC via Facebook to receive alerts when new deals are posted or check in to browse comments from satisfied customers and get updates on new meal options and promotions.
KFC on Twitter: KFC's Twitter account is the place to go if you want updates on new deals and meal options or if you want to check out some fun KFC-inspired posts that will definitely have you craving some of the Colonel's chicken.
KFC on Instagram: Want to see some KFC-inspired tattoos? This is just one of the surprises waiting to be discovered when you become a follower of this account, which is also peppered with shareworthy photos and other social delights.
KFC on Pinterest: Browse boards dedicated to the life of Colonel Sanders, side dishes you can add to your order, and sweet treats you can enjoy at your local KFC by joining in on the social fun on this account.
KFC on YouTube: Subscribe to the official KFC YouTube channel to check out the latest KFC ads and promotions or view the various Colonel Sanders appearances, some of which take place in some unexpected locations, as you make your way through the playlists.
KFC on Google+: Check out KFC's latest posts and maybe even find some lunch, dinner, or group entertaining inspirations in the process before you place your order by becoming a follower of this account.
KFC Contact Info
KFC Corporate Office & Headquarters
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville KY, 40213
Telephone Number: +1 (502) 874-8300