KFC fast food restaurants are among leaders in the global fast food market. Currently, they have represented in more than 130 countries around the world thanks to an extensive network of 21,487 institutions.
The KFC fast-food chain begins its franchise business in 1952 under the full name Kentucky Fried Chicken.
In 1966, the company acquired the status of an open joint-stock company, and in 1969 the sale of its shares on the stock exchange began.
In 1986, the company was acquired by PepsiCo, Inc. In 1991, the brand shortened the name to the abbreviation KFC. In 1997, PepsiCo, Inc. Separates its fast-food businesses (including KFC) into an individual company, Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc.
Nowadays the network belongs to the international restaurant company Yum! Brands. KFC is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and the network does not stop expanding through its franchise offices in other countries.