Last Year's Rank: 3
Investment Range: $1,442,500 - $2,771,550
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KFC is the largest fried chicken chain in the world, recognizable by its signature buckets of fried chicken and logo featuring the chain's founder, Harland Sanders. The signature “Original Recipe” of 11 herbs and spices is now world famous, but still secret.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, the company oversees more than 21,000 units, the majority of which are located outside of the U.S.
The fast-food chain’s main charitable initiative is its partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme and other hunger organizations worldwide.
Global Sales: $26,239,000,000
US Units: 4,074
International Units: 18,547
Total Units: 22,621
Percent Franchised: 97%
% International Units: 82%
US Franchised Units: 4,019
International Franchised Units: 18,278