KFC to trial using delivery-only kitchens in London

By James McAllister

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KFC to trial using delivery-only kitchens in London

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KFC is launching a trial of its first delivery-only kitchens in the UK, beginning in the capital.

The fried chicken giant, which recently opened its 1000th​ restaurant in the UK, says the kitchens will 'improve the experience' of customers, team members and delivery drivers, and take the pressure off existing restaurants.

KFC's first delivery-only kitchen will open in the capital with additional trials to be phased in other locations across the year.

Customers will be able to order from the delivery-only kitchen locations through Deliveroo, JustEat, UberEats, and via KFC’s website and app.

“We’re excited by the potential of our delivery only kitchens; ensuring our fans get their fried chicken fix in good time whilst also creating more job and improving the experiences of KFC team members and delivery drivers,” says James Whitehorn, KFC UK & Ireland's chief development officer.

“This launch presents an opportunity for us to reach more people than ever and let them enjoy KFC’s delicious fried chicken in their own homes. We can’t wait to see the results.”

Each kitchen will create 30 new jobs, and KFC says the locations have been selected due to their continued sales growth via a range of channels and delivery platforms including drive thru, front counter, kiosks and delivery. 

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