Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

880 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
15 September 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


American fast food chain KFC plans to hire 400 employees to cover increased demand. 32 of these jobs are for delivery couriers in Bucharest. The company plans to hire an additional 83 employees in the new locations it plans to open by the end of 2020.

With a total workforce of 3,000 employees, KFC currently operates 83 restaurants in Romania across various locations (Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Suceava, Oradea, Targoviste, Sibiu, Constanta, Brasov, Pitesti and Brasov).

KFC entered the Romanian market in 1997 as a franchise operated by the Sphera Franchise Group.

Update, 27 July 2021:

On 24 June 2021, the company announced its commitment to continue implementing its expansion plans and hire 400 workers.  Currently, the company has a workforce of 3,600 and operates 88 restaurants in Romania.



Eurofound (2020), KFC Romania, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 101803, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101803.