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KFC Canada

December 16, 2013 11:41 ET

KFC Canada Cooks Up Something Fresh

World's First KFC Select Opens Today in Toronto - Serving Up So Good Chicken Burgers, Grilled Chicken Burritos, Rice Bowls, Salads and Desserts

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 16, 2013) -

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KFC Canada is cooking up something fresh - the world's first ever KFC Select, a new fast casual restaurant concept from KFC that serves up premium chicken fillets and burgers, grilled chicken burritos, rice bowls, salads and irresistible desserts.

The 1200 square foot restaurant is located in the hub of Toronto's busy Bloor Street business and shopping district. The first-ever KFC Select features a bright, inviting contemporary design with exposed brick and warm wood finishes. An open kitchen allows guests to see their salads, grilled chicken burritos and premium chicken burgers being freshly prepared.

Select from Waffle Fries, Cilantro Mayo and Kream Ball Desserts

An exciting line-up of waffle fries and side salads rounds out combos at KFC Select. The menu also features Crispy Strips, hand-breaded premium chicken breasts with a choice of dip; warm soft flour tortilla burritos filled with grilled chicken, cilantro and rice - and the KFC Select Fresh Deluxe, a crispy chicken fillet sandwich topped with cilantro mayo, mild cheddar and crisp lettuce. Another standout is the KFC Select Kream Ball dessert, featuring a smooth swirl of vanilla ice cream, chocolate hazelnut drizzle and bits of chocolate brownie.

KFC Canada - Promise of KFC Select is So Good

"KFC has been opening updated designs around the country, including bright, dynamic food courts at the Eaton Centre and Yorkdale. We've also been building new restaurants from Calgary to Newfoundland," explains Nicolas Burquier, General Manager of KFC Canada. "Consumer response to our updated restaurants has been extremely positive and is resulting in sales growth and renewed momentum," he says. "Now that our renovation and update program is well underway, we're also giving Canadians the opportunity to enjoy more of the KFC taste they love in a fresh new way."

KFC Select is perfect for meals on the go - or for a quick dine-in bite with coworkers or friends. "KFC Select builds on everything Canadians love about KFC - and is inspired by Colonel Sander's legacy as a dreamer and innovator," explains David Vivenes, Chief Marketing Officer for KFC Canada.

Open Kitchen is at the Heart and Soul of KFC Select

Burquier says the company is excited to open the world's first KFC Select in Canada and believes this concept will have high appeal with customers across Canada.

Shehzad Janmohamed of Soul Restaurants Canada Inc, which operates more than 200 KFC restaurants in Canada, including the newly renovated Eaton Centre franchise, says his team jumped at the chance to pilot the world's first KFC Select. "KFC Select is a new experience that's well-suited for a smaller space and an urban neighbourhood like Bloor Street," explains Janmohamed. "The opportunity to build on something consumers love is very exciting - and is the perfect addition to our portfolio of standalone KFC restaurants," he says.

About Soul Restaurants Canada Inc

Soul Restaurants Canada Inc is an affiliate of Soul Foods Group, which has a 30 year successful track record with the KFC brand. In Canada, the Soul Restaurants team operates more than 200 KFC restaurants across the land. Globally, the company runs more than 45 successful KFC restaurants in the United Kingdom and was voted KFC UK franchisee of the year in 2010.

About KFC Canada

KFC is Canada's largest quick service chicken restaurant chain with more than 674 KFC restaurants across Canada. To learn more about KFC Canada, visit www.KFC.ca - or join the KFC community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KFCCanada. To learn more about KFC Select, visit www.kfcselect.ca.

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