KFC China has unveiled its 500th store in Shanghai, 34 years after opening its first location in the city. Shanghai becomes the first city in China to reach 500 KFC stores.
Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China, said “We are thrilled to reach this remarkable milestone in Shanghai, which is not only China’s largest consumer market, but also home to Yum China’s operating headquarters.
“Since entering China in 1987, we have been committed to meeting the evolving needs of consumers with great food and delightful dining experience. It has been our privilege to serve millions of customers and thousands of communities every day.
“Looking ahead, we firmly believe there are immense opportunities for us to continue expanding and growing in China.”
The newest KFC store features a dedicated reading area with a book collection, in partnership with Shanghai Library. This initiative is part of a program to promote reading among children.
Another measure which KFC has introduced to help promote positive social change, is the Angel Restaurant initiative. The 500th Shanghai outlet is the first in the city to adopt this approach. It offers an inclusive and welcoming work environment for individuals with special needs. The menu is also available in braille and sign language options.