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

1,300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
28 April 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


The global fried chicken chain KFC announced on April 28th its plans to create 1,300 new jobs in the UK and Ireland in 2014, as part of its expansion plans to open 32 new branches across the two countries this year alone. This will be the result of a £21 million investment and will increase the chain’s UK and Ireland workforce to 25,300.  

It is foreseen that the current rate of expansion will continue over the next five years, resulting in the creation of up to 6,500 new jobs by 2019 and in the opening of 150 new outlets.

It is not yet known how the foreseen job creation will be split between the UK and Ireland.

For a previous case of job creation at KFC, see KFCEU-2013.


  • 27 April 2014: The Telegraph
  • 28 April 2014: Foodmanufacture.co.uk


Eurofound (2014), Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 76914, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76914.