Name change honours Canada's 150th birthday
TORONTO, June 26, 2017 /CNW/ - In honour of Canada's 150th birthday, KFC Canada is changing its name to K'ehFC. K'ehFC has a rich, 62-year history in Canada, and the move pays homage to the company's love and appreciation for all things Canadian during a year of national celebration and patriotism.
K'ehFC, formerly known as KFC, will mark the official name change with a brand-new sign at the company's first-ever Canadian location on 8th Street in Saskatoon, which Colonel Sanders himself sealed with a handshake. K'ehFC has proudly been served at this location in Saskatoon since 1955.
"K'ehFC has proudly embraced its Canadian roots for 62 years, from our iconic red and white style, to our friendly, neighbourly presence from coast-to-coast," said Stephen Scarrow, Senior Marketing Manager, Advertising and Media, K'ehFC. "We want customers to feel the same strong appreciation for Canada that we have since 1955. Let's get this party started!"
K'ehFC fans nation-wide are invited to celebrate with K'ehFC throughout the summer and can experience the name change first-hand with newly designed buckets with any bucket purchase. K'ehFC is also marking its name change with online giveaways through their social media channels, as well as an updated website adorned with the K'ehFC logo.
While K'ehFC is changing its name, Scarrow assured us the company is not changing its finger-lickin' good chicken recipe (nor is the company revealing the Colonel's secret blend of 11 herbs and spices). According to Scarrow, only a handful of people know the recipe, and he's not one of them.
"Canada Day is about togetherness – for the country, our communities, and for our friends and family, and bringing people together over a bucket of chicken is what K'ehFC stands for," said Scarrow.
Fans looking to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with a bucket of chicken from K'ehFC can do so at any one of the company's 610 locations or by ordering online at www.kehfc.ca
The name change will be in effect throughout the summer.
Founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, KFC is now the world's most popular chain of chicken restaurants. To this day the Colonel's own blend of 11 herbs and spices is still used to season our Original Recipe® chicken and it still remains a very closely guarded secret. KFC's specialty is our famous Original Recipe® chicken, but we also feature a variety of freshly prepared sandwiches and wraps, on the go snack items, home-style sides, desserts and beverages.
Today KFC is a subsidiary of YUM! Brands Inc. and operates more than 20,000 restaurants in 125 countries around the world including more than 600 locations right here in Canada.
To learn more about K'ehFC Canada, visit our website KehFC.ca.
SOURCE KFC Canada
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