Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, Ireland
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

1,600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
31 March 2013
Employment effect (start)
31 March 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


On 31 March, fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) announced its plan to open more than 40 new restaurants in the UK and Ireland. This step will create around 1,600 jobs across the two countries by the end of 2013. Moreover there are plans for the refurbishment of 160 existing outlets. KFC UK & Ireland, which forms part of the Yum! Brands group currently employs around 24,000 staff.


  • 31 March 2013: The Guardian
  • 31 March 2013: The Telepraph


Eurofound (2013), Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 75205, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75205.