The Kentucky Fried Chicken concept was introduced to Britain in 1965 when the first store opened in Preston. Since then, KFC has expanded its UK & Ireland restaurant network to its current level of over 700 locations, some company operated and some franchised. The achievement of excellent restaurant standards has also resulted in the British operation acting as a training base for many of the new KFC restaurants operating throughout Europe. Added on November 5, 2009 and last updated 14 years ago
Halal Food Authority has certified this establishment as offering one or more halal options. KFC is running a halal trial a small number of stores in the London area, having worked with the Halal Food Authority (HFA) to understand the requirements involved in supplying and producing halal approved products. HFA has certified KFC's products in these stores, and the store environments, as halal. KFC has also ensured that the halal certified chicken would also meet the rigorous animal welfare standards employed in the UK, and has consulted leading animal welfare groups about this. KFC insists that all poultry is stunned before slaughter. HFA allows the use of a technique called 'stun-to-stun' - a pain free process that makes the animal insensible to pain and suffering. A verse is also recited from the Koran at the point of slaughter by an appropriate person and the poultry will not come into contact with non-halal meat at any point in the supply chain. KFC only buys high quality, Grade A, farm-assured chicken from trustworthy suppliers, and this will not change.