VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 1, 2012) - Yum! Restaurants Canada is aggressively scouting new restaurant locations in Newfoundland as part of its Atlantic Canada growth strategy - and for the first time in 20 years, the company is opening up new franchise opportunities in Newfoundland.
Yum! franchisees operate 80 restaurants in the Atlantic provinces - with more than half slated for renovations and upgrades over the next two years in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.
Now, the Colonel and KFC are eying the Newfoundland market - in search of new locations and new franchise partners, confirms Yum! Canada President Sabir Sami, who joined Yum! three years ago to lead KFC's revitalization in Canada.
"KFC restaurants in Newfoundland are performing very well and our updated franchise models represent an attractive business opportunity for the brand," explains Sami, adding that this is the first time KFC has opened up new franchise opportunities in Newfoundland for 20 years. Currently, we're scouting for new locations in the entire province and we hope the local business community and KFC fans will help show us where we should build our next KFC in Newfoundland."
KFC is Canada's largest quick service chicken restaurant chain with more than 674 KFC restaurants across Canada.
Since KFC opened its first Canadian restaurant in 1956, KFC cooks have been freshly preparing its famous, irresistible Original Recipe® chicken every day.
KFC uses only trans fat free cooking oils - and offers a delicious range of family meals and premium sandwiches. To learn more about KFC Canada, visit our website KFC.ca - or join our community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KFCCanada.
Interested investors can visit yumfranchises.ca for more information about KFC opportunities, qualifications, and how to apply to become a franchisee.
Interested realtors and property managers with viable Newfoundland locations should email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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