LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentucky Fried
Chicken® announced strong Q1 earnings results last week, as
customers increasingly chose the comfort and convenience of
drive-thru, carry-out, and delivery of classics like KFC's Family
Fill-Up and new offerings like the Kentucky Fried Chicken Sandwich.
Now, as demand continues to grow, the fried chicken chain hopes to
hire 20,000 permanent full-time and part-time company and
franchisee restaurant positions across the nation.
KFC's strong earnings announcement highlighted 14 percent growth
in Q1 and same-store sales growth of 11 percent on a two-year
basis, highlighting the need to fill 20,000 permanent positions
nationwide. The open positions will vary by restaurant but will
include positions at all levels including hourly team members
(cooks, prep and customer service), shift leaders, assistant
managers and restaurant general managers. Those interested in
launching their career with the fried chicken experts can visit
KFC's newly re-launched careers site, jobs.kfc.com.*
"KFC has seen tremendous growth and sustained demand in the U.S.
over the last year. Our franchisees have a real need to fill
a variety of positions on their teams," said John Kurnick, Chief People Officer, KFC U.S.
"Many of our franchise owners and brand leaders started their
careers working in our restaurants, and restaurant jobs have always
presented unique opportunities for those looking to learn new
skills, whether in management, in the kitchen, through customer
service or beyond."
KFC is a global leader in the restaurant industry and KFC
franchisees offer a variety of employee benefits. As our team
members build their restaurant skills and achieve training
milestones, they are able to grow in their restaurant careers. More
than 75 percent of KFC restaurant general managers started as team
members or shift leaders.
Employees at participating KFC restaurants can benefit from The
KFC Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that
provides charitable support to KFC U.S. restaurant employees
through education, hardship assistance and personal finance
Through the KFC Foundation's REACH Grants, employees of any age,
any position, pursuing any degree can receive tuition assistance to
attend the accredited four-year or two-year college of their
choice. The money can also be used at trade/vocational schools and
for graduate study. In 2020, the Foundation awarded more than
$1.5 million of REACH Grants. The KFC
Foundation also offers free GED assistance through a partnership
To read more of the latest news from Kentucky Fried Chicken,
visit the KFC Newsroom.
*KFC restaurants across the US are commonly operated by
Franchisees and licensees. Franchisees and licensees are
independent business owners and employers who are responsible for
their own employment practices and set their own wage
and benefit programs that can vary among franchisees. Positions are
available at both corporate and franchised KFC locations. Those
applying for work with a franchisee of KFC are not applying for a
position with KFC Corporation or any of its affiliates. If hired,
the franchisee will be your only employer.
**Benefit programs can vary among restaurants depending on
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most
popular chicken restaurant chain. KFC specializes in Original
Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Extra Crispy™
Tenders, Hot Wings®, KFC Famous Bowls®, Pot Pies, freshly hand
prepared chicken sandwiches, biscuits and homestyle side
items. There are more than 24,000 KFC restaurants
in over 145 countries and territories around the
world. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands,
Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM). For more information,
visit www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kfc),
Twitter (www.twitter.com/kfc) and Instagram
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