KFC is world famous for its Original Recipe® fried chicken -- made with the same secret blend of 11 herbs and spices Colonel Harland Sanders perfected more than a half-century ago. Every day, more than 12 million customers are served at KFC restaurants in 109 countries and territories around the world. In South Africa, KFC has been serving delicious meals since 1971 and we’ve since grown to over 750 restaurants nationwide.

In addition to becoming a South African icon, KFC created meals specifically for South Africa like Streetwise with Pap, the Crunch Wrap and Dunked Wings.

Some KFC fun facts

  • The secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices was first developed in 1939. The same recipe is still used across the world today.
  • It really is a secret recipe, locked away in a vault in Louisville, Kentucky. Only a handful of people know the multi-million dollar recipe and they have signed strict confidentiality contracts. Not even the spice companies that mix the secret blend of 11 herbs & spices know the complete recipe.
  • Colonel Sanders’ first meals were served to hungry travellers visiting his service station in Corbin, Kentucky in 1930. He didn’t have a restaurant, but served meals at his own dining table in the living quarters of the Corbin service station.
  • KFC is proud to be voted South Africa’s most loved fast food brand for the last 16 years in the Sunday Times Top Brands awards.
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