Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) announced this week the completion of renovations and upgrades at its Orlando-area locations. Over the past year, 22 local KFC restaurants have been renovated, including four locations that were reopened this past May (13320 W. Colonial Dr. in Winter Garden, and 10825 East Colonial Drive, 11302 South Orange Blossom Trail and 5808 Cinderlane Parkway in Orlando).
Part of the renovations include highlighting Colonel Harland Sanders, the company’s founder. Sanders, who passed away in 1980 at the age of 90, has long been a symbol for the brand, like in the recent KFC television advertisements where he has been portrayed by actors including Darrell Hammond, Norm MacDonald, and Rob Lowe. The new KFC restaurant designs feature photographs of Sanders during his life, showing his travels around the world and meetings with celebrities.
According to KFC’s press release, the company is committed to “using chickens raised on U.S. farms, free of added hormones and steroids and freshly prepared in restaurants all day every day by trained cooks.” Chalkboards at the front counter of each restaurant will display the name of the farm that supplied the day’s chicken as well as the cook in charge that day.
Nationally, KFC plans similar renovations for approximately 70 percent of its American restaurant locations.
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