MARKETING STRATERGIES WITH REFERENCE TO KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
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Introduction of Company
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy TM, and Colonel’s Crispy Strips® chicken with home style sides and five new freshly made sandwiches. Every day, nearly eight million customers are served around the world. KFC’s menu everywhere includes Original Recipe® chicken—made with the same great taste Colonel Harland Sanders created more than a half-century ago. Customers around the globe also enjoy more than 300 other products—from a Chunky Chicken Pot Pie in the United States to a salmon sandwich in Japan.
KFC continues reaching out to customers with home delivery in more than 300 restaurants in the United States and several other countries. And in quite a few U.S. cities, KFC is teaming up with other restaurants, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, selling nearly fifty years ago; Colonel Sanders invented what is now called “home meal replacement” – selling complete meals to harried, time-strapped families. He called it, “Sunday Dinner, Seven Days a Week.” Today, the Colonel’s spirit and heritage are reflected in KFC’s brand identity – the logo features Colonel Harland Sanders, one of the best recognized icons in the world.
KFC is an internationally renowned fast food industry in the world. They have the main ambition to increase & maintain the quality in fast food industry. Their aim is to capture the fast food market. Basically they want to provide their products to anyone that is why they expanding their branches in all over the world. They want to increase their profit through giving maximum satisfaction & other better facilities to people that they want. Now after catching such a marvelous position in the International Market, KFC is introducing a new item “Boneless Fried Chicken”, with even more attractive and charming taste.
Colonel Harland sanders, born September 9, 1890, actively began franchising his chicken business at the age of 65. Now, the Kentucky fried chicken business he started has grown to be one of the largest retail food service systems in the world. And colonel sanders, a quick service restaurant pioneer, have become a symbol of entrepreneurial spirit. More than two billion of the colonel’s “finger lickin’ good” chicken dinners are served annually. And not just in America. The colonel’s cooking is available in more then 82 countries around the world.
When the colonel was six, his father died. His mother was forced to go to work, and young Harland had to take care of his three year old brother and baby sister. This meant doing much of the family cooking. By the age of seven, he was a master of a score of regional dishes. Ate age 10, his first job working on a nearby farm for $2 a month. When he was 12, his mother remarried and he left his home near Henryville, Ind., for a job on a farm in Greenwood, Ind. He held a series of jobs over the next few years, first as a 15-year-old streetcar conductor in New Albany, Ind., and then as a 16-yearold private, soldiering for six months in Cuba. After that he was a railroad fireman, studied law by correspondence, practiced in justice of the peace court, sold insurance, operated an Ohio River steamboat ferry, sold tires, and Operated service station.
When he was 40, the colonel began cooking for hungry travelers who stopped at his service station in Corbin, KY. He didn’t have a restaurant then, but served folks on his own dining table in the living quarters of his service station. As more people started coming just for food, he moved across the street to a motel and restaurant that seated 142 people. Over the next nine year, he perfected his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices and the basic cooking technique that is still used today.
KFC is the world’s No.1 Chicken QSR and has industry leading stature across many countries like UK, Australia, South Africa, China,USA, Malaysia and many more. KFC is the largest brand of Yum Restaurants, a company that owns other leading brands like Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, A&W and Long John Silver. Renowned worldwide for it’s finger licking good food, KFC offers its signature products in India too! KFC has introduced many offerings for its growing customer base in India while staying rooted in the taste legacy of Colonel Harland Sander’s secret recipe. Its signature dishes include the “crispy outside, juicy inside” Hot and Crispy Chicken, flavorful and juicy Original Recipe chicken, the spicy, juicy & crunchy Zinger Burger, Toasted Twister, Chicken Bucket and a host of beverages and desserts. For the vegetarians in India, KFC also has great tasting vegetarian offerings that include the Veggie Burger, Veggie Snacker and Veg Rice meals. In India, KFC is growing rapidly and today has presence in 11 cities with close to 50 restaurants.