About Us

At KFC we pride ourselves on using quality chicken and local ingredients from trusted suppliers.

KFC landed in Australia in 1968 when the first store was opened in Guildford, Sydney NSW.

Today KFC serves 2 million customers every week (that's a lot of chicken) through over 600 stores across Australia. This makes KFC one of the largest fast food chains in the country.

We are passionate about serving our customers freshly prepared, great tasting food with a key part of this being The Colonel's signature blend of 11 herbs and spices. Even today these remain a secret with the original recipe under lock and key in our headquarters in Kentucky, USA.

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Colonel Sanders


  • Illustrated Timeline

  • 1930

    Sanders turns 40 and starts to serve up his southern fried chicken to the public.

  • 1939

    Colonel Sanders develops his fried chicken seasoning from 11 herbs and spices.

  • 1950

    Colonel Sanders dons his dapper white suit for the first time.

  • 1956

    Colonel Sanders sells his Corbin, Kentucky restaurant and goes on the road to sign up new KFC franchisees.

  • 1968

    KFC opens its first Australian restaurant in Guildford, NSW.

  • 1980

    Colonel Sanders dies aged 90. His legacy lives on.

  • 1992

    KFC announces new KFC name, packaging, product ranges and uniforms.

  • 2006

    The KFC logo was redesigned again. To launch it, we spent 24 days building an 87,500 square foot version that's so big, it's visible from space.

  • 2012

    KFC Australia switches from using sustainable palm oil to Australian canola oil.

  • 2013

    KFC Australia opens its first energy efficient restaurant (LEED Certifiable) in East Maitland, NSW.

  • now

    Over 600 KFC restaurants span across the country.

History of KFC

our history

In 1930, in a humble service station in Corbin, Kentucky, 40-year old Harland Sanders began cooking for hungry travellers who stopped by for gas, serving them his southern-style fried chicken from his very own kitchen table. As word spread and Sanders' fame began to grow people started travelling from far and wide just for a taste of his food. Sanders spent the next nine years perfecting his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, and the basic cooking technique that's still used today.

In 2014, there are more than 18,000 KFC outlets in 115 countries and territories around the world.

fast facts on kfc australia

Colonel Sanders

The first KFC store in Australia opened in 1968 in Guildford, NSW employing 25 people.

Colonel Sanders

Today, KFC has grown to more than 612 stores across the country.

Colonel Sanders

KFC Australia owns and operates 160 stores with the remainder owned by our community of franchisees.

Colonel Sanders

We employ more than 30,000 Australians and serve more than 2 million customers weekly.