KFC is one of the world's most extravagant fast-food restaurants, looking more like a fine dining institution than a fried chicken business.
The fanciest KFC restaurant is in the little town of Painted Post, New York. The restaurant, which debuted on May 3, has been dubbed "the most beautiful KFC in the world."
A former bank building was transformed into the restaurant. It has a bucket-like appearance due to the curved floor-to-ceiling glass windows that wrap around the facade.
The restaurant claims to store the Colonel's famed recipe, which includes 11 herbs and spices, in a bank vault.
Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, said it is still looking for innovative ways to incorporate local landmarks into the KFC brand, which have turned into new destinations for communities.
The anticipation of this restaurant's launch in the neighbourhood was palpable. In terms of revenue, the results have far beyond our expectations.
The Crystal Bucket is a one-of-a-kind design that incorporates some of the chain's new digital components found in its Next Generation locations.
Next Generation KFC outlets are smaller than traditional KFC locations and do not feature dining rooms. In 2022, the chain plans to add 55 new Next Gen locations.
The designs are part of a larger trend toward off-premise dining that many fast-food restaurants, including Taco Bell and Jimmy Johns, are following post-COVID-19.