FAQs

FAQs

If you would like to discuss any potential opportunity please contact one of our friendly team below

How do I get a Franchise?

Please visit the Franchise section of our website to learn more.

Are you interested in my shop?

KFC's facility of choice is a Drive-Thru restaurant which requires a minimum of 0.50 acres. Although in some circumstances we will consider other facility types, this will depend on the size and location of the building - please look at our 'What Are We Looking For' and 'Target Locations' pages for more information.

How many car spaces do you need?

Our ideal requirement is 25 spaces for the 260 model but can be flexible on accepting shared (cross rights) areas of parking. We do require dedicated delivery bay, disabled spaces and a minimum of two waiting bays.

Will it be a Franchise or Company site?

We have a simple allocation process to quickly determine if a potential site will be operated by KFC (GB) Ltd or a Franchise partner.

WHAT IS YOUR LAND TAKE/PLOT SIZE FOR DRIVE-THRU?

For a solus site we require a minimum of 0.50 acres, although this can be reduced when part of a development and sharing car parking.

DO YOU GIVE PARENT COMPANY GUARANTEES?

No, it's not our policy to offer these. Our Franchise partners are well proven and established organisations and don't need our financial support. Their covenant is accepted by many major institutional landlords throughout the UK and Ireland.

WILL KFC BUILD IT EVEN IF YOU RENT IT?

KFC is extremely flexible in this regard. We can build the shell and acquire planning/change of use for you and still rent it from you if you prefer (subject to an agreed capital contribution).

KFC'S ARE ALL FRANCHISED, AREN'T THEY?

No. Approximately 95% are operated by Franchisees and 5% are operated by KFC GB Ltd.

How much does a Drive-Thru shell cost to build?

This depends on a number of factors including site size, ground conditions, availability and proximity of services/utilities etc. As a guide only: excluding Fees, Services and all external works, assume approximately £400-450k.

WILL YOU OBTAIN THE PLANNING CONSENT?

Yes we can run the planning application process if it's a freehold site or assist on a leasehold basis.

ARE YOU FLEXIBLE ON DESIGN?

Whilst we do have ideal asset designs we fully understand that developers, land-owners and Planning Authorities do have particular requirements and we are able to adapt our standard designs.

WILL YOU SIT ALONGSIDE COMPETITION?

Yes. At KFC, we are confident that our great tasting food offers fantastic value, whomever it is compared to!

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FROM AGREEING A DEAL TO OPENING?

KFC can proceed as fast as the landlord or vendor wants to go! Assuming that we use our standard legal process and that KFC submits and runs the planning application, then we'd aim to have the site under contract (subject to planning consent and ground investigations) in three months, and planning consent achieved after a further three months. We often choose to submit the planning application earlier to accelerate the process.

WILL YOU DO A NON DRIVE-THRU?

KFC's facility of choice is a Drive-Thru restaurant, although in exceptional circumstances we will consider other facility types, but this will depend on the local demographics, traffic flows, the size and location of the building – Please see our 'What Are We Looking For' and 'Where We Want To Be' pages for more information.

Do you pay finder's fees for introducing a site?

Yes we pay generous finder's fees for recognised introductions - £20,000 for recognised introductions*

*Fees only paid to property professionals on Legal Completion. Valuation/negotiation advice and monthly updates required to remain eligible.

HOW MUCH DO YOU PAY FOR A SITE?

KFC pays market rates to secure great sites - whether this is on a rental or freehold purchase basis.

DO YOU PREFER FREEHOLD OR LEASEHOLD?

KFC is extremely flexible in this regard and will take either freehold, long leasehold or leasehold.