Kentucky Fried Dominance: KFC opens 500th Indonesian chain in Central Jakarta

KFC is so popular in Indonesia that it inspired many kaki limas to imitate them. Photo:

It seems Indonesians are huge fans of the Colonel’s secret recipe – the fast food chain KFC just celebrated the opening of its 500th store in Indonesia on Jalan Ir Juanda, Central Jakarta.

The opening of the 500th Indonesian KFC also coincides with the 35th anniversary of the fast food chain first opening in Jakarta.

“The opening of this store reminds us of our struggles when we first opened [in Indonesia] in 1975,” said Ricardo Galael, President Director of PT Fast Food Indonesia, the company that owns KFC’s franchise rights in Indonesia, as quoted by Kompas today. 

Looking ahead, KFC is looking to strengthen its dominance in the Indonesian fast food market.

“Up to April there have been 15 new stores [in 2015 in Indonesia]. Our target is to open 30 to 35 stores in all of Indonesia [this year],” said PT Fast Food Indonesia Director Juwono.

Well, we’re fine with the continued dominance of KFC in Indonesia. After all, our KFC is deliciously unique in that the chicken is usually served spicier than in other countries and with a side dish of rice.

We doubt a certain clown will be too happy about this, though.


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