KFC supports Governments lockdown efforts by closing all KFC outlets

KFC Africa
25th March 2020

Following the National lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, coupled with the need for continued social distancing and hygiene measures, KFC fully supports Governments efforts to confront the challenge we are faced with as a nation.

Therefore, from Thursday 26th March, ALL KFC restaurants (in and out of restaurant dining) will be closed. This shutdown will be in place until 16th April 2020 as directed by Government and will be reviewed after this date.

As the biggest QSR brand in South Africa, we are committed to doing this in the right way and we are focused on closing responsibly – to prepare our restaurant teams, help our suppliers and minimise food waste in accordance with food waste legislation.

We have a critical responsibility to act in the interest of the South African nation and this means continuing to support the communities which we serve through our Add Hope programme. Today, more than ever, we need South Africa to feel Hope and therefore, we will continue our feeding efforts to the most vulnerable in our society - children who often get their only meal at school. In addition to this, we will be supplementing additional food parcels to support their families who are in need due to economic downturn and illness.

There is no doubt that these tough sacrifices are necessary for us to assist in flattening the curve and emerge stronger as a nation. KFC thanks all South Africans that are doing their part in looking after our communities and together, there is no doubt that we will overcome this immense challenge we face. Remember, in order to stand together, we need to stay apart.

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