KFC Open Kitchen

KFC Open Kitchen

*** UPDATE ***

Off the back of tickets for KFC’s Open Kitchen event selling out in under 30 minutes yesterday, the fried chicken brand has announced it will be releasing additional tickets for sale on Tuesday 2nd May at 3pm. Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis via: http://kfc.seetickets.com

*** ORIGINAL ***

By the time you read this, KFC will have already allocated all their tickets for a unique, behind-the-scenes look into a KFC kitchen.

We received this today but the email went out last night to members of The Colonel’s Club:

In a UK first, (on the 6th May from 10am) KFC is opening over 100 of its restaurant kitchens across the nation, to give the public a chance to access all areas and see for themselves how the famous Finger Lickin’ Good chicken is made.

KFC Open Kitchen

In a 60 minute session, ticket holders will learn how the chicken arrives fresh each day, will see how the chicken is hand breaded by trained cooks, have a go at building a burger and, most importantly, get to taste KFC’s signature food.

Paula MacKenzie, General Manager at KFC UK & Ireland, said of the Open Kitchen event: “We want to show that the only secret at KFC is the Colonel’s recipe. We are proud of our lovingly crafted, freshly prepared chicken and want to share some of that magic with our customers. This is your chance to ask anything you’ve ever wondered about KFC – the aim of the day is to feed your curiosity, then your appetite.”

Everyone that attends will get a free box meal (the burger you create plus a piece of Original Recipe Chicken, fries, drink and a side of your choice). If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also leave as the proud owner of a KFC branded apron and hat.

KFC Open Kitchen

A few facts about KFC in the UK:

KFC sells around 14 million pieces of chicken a week, that’s approximately 700 million pieces a year.

KFC sold 134 million Chicken Wings last year, making our Wings the UK’s favourite KFC pick.

Gravy is KFC’s biggest selling side with 1.3 million gallons sold last year, that’s the equivalent of two Olympic sized swimming pools.

KFC came to Britain in 1965, with the first restaurant opening in Preston, Lancashire, and there are now over 890 restaurants across the UK, with over 24,000 employees.

Tickets for KFC Open Kitchen are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, so grab yours quick and apply here: http://kfc.seetickets.com

Talk about the proverbial Golden Ticket…

What do you think of the KFC Open Kitchen event? Were you one of the lucky ones to grab a ticket?

We’ve been to a KFC kitchen before and had an invite for the press preview of this event but couldn’t make it due to other commitments.

If you attend, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or tag us in any photos on social media.

Burger Lad®


3 thoughts on “KFC Open Kitchen

  • 27th April 2017 at 1:27 pm

    All places fully booked already

  • 2nd May 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Was refreshing the page repeatedly on several devices at 3pm. Went instantly to sold out at 3:00:01. Less chicken more fishy.

  • 30th November 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Myself and hubby were both lucky/quick enough to get tickets to The Open Kitchen at Mile Cross in Norwich.
    We had a brilliant experience and learnt so much that we didn’t know and took for granted.
    The staff work incredibly hard and are all very knowledgeable employees – Hats off to them all!

    We had a lovely meal that we prepared ourselves and came away with a KFC apron, cap, chocolates and a meal vouchers each!

    I was so pleased that I went back the following day with a big box of chocolates to thank everyone.


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