KFC New Fries

KFC New Fries – KFC Launches New Fries in the UK



Thicker, chunkier and tastier fries land in KFC restaurants nationwide by 19th November

“Dear KFC, No one likes your fries. Yours sincerely, the entire world,” @upgrade_music

“Why is KFC so good at chicken but so bad at fries?” @adumonline

“KFC are riding solely on their chicken because Christ, those are crap fries.” @CharlieJBurness

Three tweets. Three emotional daggers. They took a matter of moments to write, but they’ve lingered long and heavily in our hearts.

Instead of crying into our (soggy) fries, we’ve decided to take action. Radical, potato-fuelled action.

KFC has seriously stepped up its game with a thicker, chunkier and tastier spud.

The long-awaited new fries will be served at all KFC restaurants nationwide by 19th November, and they promise to finally be a worthy partner to its iconic fried chicken.

KFC New Fries

The search for the perfect new fry was no small undertaking, as KFC tested virtually every type of potato and cut to find the perfect variety.

As well as standing taller and wider (all the better for dipping with), the whole spud is used with the skin left on for a natural, rustic appearance and amazing taste.

The added chunkiness also means they keep their heat for longer, so they’re delicious even on the go.

The new fries have already been met with an incredible response, having been successfully tested in a small number of KFC restaurants across the country for well over a year… time fries when you’re having fun.

Jack Hinchliffe, Chief Potato Enthusiast at KFC UK & Ireland comments: “We don’t change things on a whim – the Colonel’s Original Recipe chicken hasn’t changed since he finalised it in 1940.

This was different though. We heard the nation’s outcry. We read the brutal Tweets. We had to step up our fries game. Thicker, chunkier, tastier. Job done.”


Are you pleased by the announcement of new fries at KFC?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or via the usual BURGER LAD® channels.

Here are some pictures we took when we managed to sample them recently:

KFC New Fries 2018

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Website: https://www.kfc.co.uk/

19 thoughts on “KFC New Fries

  • 03/11/2018 at 6:09 pm

    Finally! Old ones were awful, trying to copy McDonalds style but failing badly.

    • 06/11/2018 at 4:50 pm

      Actually I thought they copied McDonald’s fries quite well – tasteless and bland. Looking forward to trying the new ones.

  • 03/11/2018 at 6:23 pm

    So much for their attempt to improve their fries last year. Hopefully this time there will be a difference.

  • 14/11/2018 at 6:51 am

    Just tried the new fries/chips last night. Terrible!!! Most were about 2 inches long or smaller. Soggy throughout with absolutely no crispy outside and fluffy inside, just soggy all the way through. No dipping in your beans or gravey if this is what they are going to be like. Binned most of mine and son tried some and said they were disgusting. Had to agree.

  • 14/11/2018 at 4:24 pm

    ust tried the new fries, and they’re horrible, IMO.
    The old fries weren’t great, but these ‘rustic’ ones are worse, MUCH worse – Come back old fries, all is forgiven… 🙁

  • 15/11/2018 at 12:25 pm

    Bring back the old fries because the new ones are horrible. There was nothing wrong with the other ones they were far better

  • 16/11/2018 at 11:18 pm

    Disgusting, soggy and oily…… if these are an improvement, then I’d rather eat the carrier bag…..

  • 18/11/2018 at 6:26 pm

    Bit of an own goal here by KFC they have replaced the old fries with disgusting chips that you can get from any fast food outlet or chip shop, surely a better idea would be to still offer the old fries to those that like them or the new chips to those that prefer them..Five of us went last night and no one liked the new chips so that’s KFC off the menu for the foreseeable future for us five:(

  • 20/11/2018 at 4:07 am

    Tried the new fries for the first time Friday, unaware that they had changed them. Looked different in the packet, tried one and it was disgusting and inedible. Tasted like a McCain oven chip including the slimy skin that comes with oven chips. To old were fries were okay if eaten hot, but these are so bad we threw out all four packets. This is a huge mistake, a New Coke level of mistake. If KFC continues with this new receipe of fries I will never eat their fries again. Closer examination of the fries also reveals they have small patches of skin on them…awful…deliberate?

  • 22/11/2018 at 7:48 pm

    Tried the new chips today & they are awful Burnt ends, limp, soggy, no taste & when you bite into them it feels like they are full of water

  • 26/11/2018 at 2:54 pm

    Talk about how to get it wrong on a large scale!!!! I thought this was possibly due to the poor quality of the store (KFC in Horwich) but after reading the above, it seems that they’ve messed this up nationwide … The new chips are simply terrible .. Bigger, tastier, better???? Nah, they are simply nasty …. Get a grip KFC and stop cutting costs to the detriment of quality … You should have run these as a promo item first along side the standard fries … Hope these disappear as quick as they arrived …. On a brighter side, it’s good to see you’ve not run out of chicken again!!

  • 06/12/2018 at 12:34 pm

    These new fries taste like cheap over chips, they can play it off like a revelation all they want the fact is they taste cheap and nasty now

  • 17/12/2018 at 4:57 pm

    The new fries are disgusting bring back the old ones as my trips to KFC will end

  • 26/12/2018 at 4:44 pm

    Boxing Day treat ended up far from a treat , I really don’t know what made you think that these are better than the old ones , this is a Shame as I used kfc regularly but won’t be going back unless these are changed once again, the taste and texture of the chips were disgusting the kids gagged , all of our chips from the order was put straight into the bin … very disappointed

  • 02/01/2019 at 2:27 pm

    Who the hell did their market research? KFC seem to be scoring multiple own goals at the moment, this being possibly the biggest. The new fries are disgusting, they look disgusting, and taste horrible. They are ugly and soggy. I used to enjoy going to KFC, but now feel its not worth going if you cant have fries because they are so rancid.

  • 05/01/2019 at 10:54 pm

    Err those new (ha) kfc fries are beyond awful. Their a throw back to one’s you’d get from the indian or chinese takeaway in the late 80’s early 90’s greasy, slimy & tasteless their like fries that time (quiet rightly) forgot.

  • 06/01/2019 at 6:44 pm

    Had the new fries twice, never seemed to be cooked properly, didn’t know they’d changed them the first time and thought they must have run out and bought some from a local supermarket!
    Only had soggy fries occasionally before and was otherwise pleased with the old ones.
    Maybe KFC need to to train the crews how to cook the new fries properly?

  • 14/03/2019 at 1:26 am

    Cold, dry, tasteless, stodgy and really quite ugly and unappetizing with those potato skins left on. They call it “rustic”. It looks like chips dipped in
    poo. Doesn’t taste fried either.

  • 18/11/2019 at 1:09 am

    New skin on chips are terrible. Don`t look good and soggy. Come on KFC your chicken and gravy are amazing sort your chips/fries out.

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