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KFC To Reopen 500 Branches Across UK By End Of The Week

KFC To Reopen 500 Branches Across UK By End Of The Week

KFC is reopening 500 of its stores by the end of the week, the chain has confirmed.

By Friday, around half of the chain's branches will have reopened their doors, with customers able to order for delivery from a limited menu.

It comes after the fast-food chain took the decision to close its restaurants following the UK government's introduction of lockdown measures back in March.

Speaking about the decision to reopen hundreds of stores, Paula MacKenzie, general manager at KFC for the UK and Ireland, said: "500 restaurants reopening is a huge milestone.

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"It's credit to the hard work of all of our amazing teams in restaurant and we wanted to celebrate the moment.

"We've loved seeing the nation's homemade efforts whilst we've been away, so including a few of them in our new ad is the perfect tribute.

KFC is reopening 500 stores this week. Credit: PA
KFC is reopening 500 stores this week. Credit: PA

"Some of the creations looked incredible, some less so... now that we're back on delivery, probably best we take it from here!"

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KFC confirmed that orders will be available through Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

You can see if KFC has reopened a branch near you here.

Earlier this month, the fried chicken giant announced that it was reopening 100 stores across the UK.

The chain said that opening the extra restaurants also means they can continue donating food to the NHS and other key workers - estimating that around 10,000 meals a week will continue to be delivered in partnership with Deliveroo - to add to the 13,000 meals already donated.

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Prior to the stores reopening, Dan Fell revealed a fried chicken recipe he had been working on for 18 months, so others could get their KFC fix despite lockdown.

In a clip, which has been 'liked' almost 1,500 times, Dan reveals his KFC recipe, which includes five cups of plain flour, four tablespoons of paprika, two tablespoons of white pepper and garlic powder, one tablespoon of ground ginger, mustard powder, celery salt and black pepper, half a tablespoon of oregano and thyme and one-third of a tablespoon of sea salt.

Once the flour and seasonings are added together, he uses three parts of the mix to one part of self-raising flour, before giving the chicken an egg wash and rolling it in the seasoning before frying it in hot oil (162.5C, to be exact) for five to six minutes, popping it in a pre-heated 80C oven for batch cooking and then giving a final 90-second fry before serving.

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Topics: Food, UK News, Interesting, KFC

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]