The new designs were created by KFC’s in-house design team, in a bid to modernise the appearance of KFC restaurants and give them an “informal and stylish” feel. The revamped locations include butchers block and timber plank kitchen tables and low-hanging copper lighting. Design features also include exposed ceilings, textured brick-effect walls and photographs and illustrations from commissioned artists. The previous strong use of the red colour of the KFC branding, is now used more as an accent colour, appearing in features such as chair legs and graphics. The new design also boasts a “semi open-plan kitchen,” which means that KFC fans can see their food being made in front of them.
Having already completed various construction packages for KFC’s branches in the south of England, our architecture team is working alongside KFC as Lead designer and contract administrators, for the roll-out strategy of their concept.
Our most recent of these is in Exmouth, where an existing KFC restaurant needed to be fully updated both externally and internally, to meet the requirements of the new concept. Work started on-site on 8th May and as a result of overcoming numerous unforeseen challenges during the project, it was successfully completed on time and was able to re-open its doors to customers on 17th June 2017.