LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Fried Chicken® accomplished strong first quarter earnings results as customers increasingly select the comfort and convenience of drive-thru, carry-out and delivery.
“KFC has seen tremendous growth and sustained demand in the U.S. over the last year,” said John Kurnick, chief people officer, KFC U.S. “Our franchisees have a real need to fill a variety of positions on their teams. Many of our franchise owners and brand leaders started their careers working in our restaurants, and restaurant jobs have always presented unique opportunities for those looking to learn new skills, whether in management, in the kitchen, through customer service or beyond.”
As demand continues to grow, the fried chicken chain hopes to hire 20,000 permanent full-time and part-time company and franchisee restaurant positions across the nation.
KFC’s strong earnings announcement highlighted 14 percent growth in Q1 and same-store sales growth of 11 percent on a two-year basis, highlighting the need to fill 20,000 permanent positions nationwide, the company added.
The open positions will vary by restaurant but will include positions at all levels, including hourly team members (cooks, prep and customer service), shift leaders, assistant managers and restaurant general managers. For open positions, click here.
KFC is a global leader in the restaurant industry. KFC franchisees offer a variety of employee benefits, and team members build restaurant skills and achieve training milestones. More than 75 percent of KFC restaurant general managers started as team members or shift leaders.
Employees at participating KFC restaurants can benefit from The KFC Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that provides charitable support to KFC U.S. restaurant employees through education, hardship assistance and personal finance programs.
Through the KFC Foundation’s REACH Grants, employees of any age, any position, pursuing any degree can receive tuition assistance to attend the accredited four-year or two-year college of their choice. The money also can go toward trade/vocational schools and for graduate study.
During 2020, the foundation awarded more than $1.5 million of REACH Grants. The KFC Foundation also offers free GED assistance through a partnership with GEDWorks.