KFC Statistics, Restaurant Count, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting KFC statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

KFC Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1930
  • Headquarters: Dallas, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky
  • Founder(s): Harland Sanders
  • Current Chief Executive: Tony Lowings
  • Parent Company: Yum! Brands

What is KFC?

KFC, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is a global chicken restaurant brand with a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook, Colonel Harland Sanders, who created a finger lickin’ good recipe more than 75 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. (source)

KFC Restaurant Count

Number of KFC restaurants:

25,000 locations

Last updated 1/1/21


Number of countries KFC has restaurants in:

146 countries

Last updated 1/1/21


KFC Revenue Totals

KFC annual revenue:


KFC Statistics

Percentage of KFC restaurants that are franchised:

97%

Last updated 1/1/18


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  • Restaurant Counts
  • Geography
  • Employees
  • History
  • Revenue
  • Etc.- all in one place

I try to go through each and every stat regularly and update as much as possible, but we all know that some stats are easier to track down than others. As always, every stat is linked to its original source and has the source date listed.

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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these KFC stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.