Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 24 / Trend /
On December 20, 2012 the first KFC restaurant was opened in the new popular shopping and leisure center "Ocean Plaza", located at Lybidskaya square in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.
The restaurant was opened by one of the Ukrainian franchise partners of the YUM! Restaurants International Russia & CIS Company - the Azerbaijan holding PNN Group. The new KFC restaurant in Ukraine is planning to sell about 800,000 meals each year. The restaurant is designed for 100 seats.
Director General of the PNN Group holding, Mr. Nasib Piriyev said commenting on this event: "In March of this year, we got the right to start a project of development of fast-food KFC restaurant chain in Ukraine. The PNN Group team together with the YUM! Company has brought to life a complex and comprehensive project, despite the difficult conditions of the Ukrainian market of public catering. I am delighted that our professional team which last year opened the KFC in Azerbaijan managed to achieve success and to open the KFC in Kiev. We are confident that this will encourage the rapid development of the KFC network in Ukraine".
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a popular chain of fast food restaurants in the world, specializing in meals made of fresh chicken. 18,000 restaurants operate around the world. Company's history is inextricably linked with its founder and ideological inspirer - Colonel Harland Sanders - namely he came up with the famous recipe of coating for breaded chicken made of 11 herbs and spices. Currently KFC operates 212 restaurants in Russia and the CIS countries.