KFC is clucking its way into even stronger fast food dominance in Indonesia as the most popular chain is set to open dozens of new restaurants this year.
Franchise holder PT Fast Food Indonesia (FAST) recently said that it is opening at least 25 new KFC restaurants in Indonesia, though no further details have been announced yet. The company also holds the franchise for other Yum! Brands chains including Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in Indonesia.
“We can’t specifically disclose the locations yet,” Hendra Yuniarto, PT Fast Food Indonesia’s spokesperson, told Kontan on Wednesday.
Amid the pandemic in 2020, the company opened four new KFC stores, including in Bintaro, South Kemang, Labuan Bajo, as well as concept restaurant KFC Naughty by Nature in the hip area of South Jakarta’ Senopati — the latter of which offers a healthy concept to go with its signature juicy fried chicken. With the addition of these new outlets, FAST reportedly has a total of 738 KFC stores in Indonesia as of Dec. 10, 2020.
Additionally, PT Fast Food Indonesia also plans to open two new Taco Bell outlets this year. The US Mexican-inspired chain opened its first store in Senopati in mid-December.
Even amid the pandemic, KFC appears to be picking up pace again to continue dominating Indonesia’s fast food scene.