KFC plans Israel comeback

KFC plans Israel comeback

KFC is planning to bring the Colonel’s secret fried chicken recipe back to Israel.

Representatives of the chain belonging to the Yum restaurant group have met in Israel with several potential franchisees and real estate agents while launching negotiations with poultry suppliers, the business daily Calcalist reported. A delegation of 10 KFC representatives was in Israel last week, according to the report.

KFC plans to open 100 branches in Israel within five years of its return.

“We are very optimistic about the Israeli market and we strongly believe in the success of the network here. We are now in the process of planning the re-launch in Israel. We can give further details later," KFC said in a statement.

No date has been announced for a KFC relaunch, the Jerusalem Post reported.

KFC first opened in Israel in 1993 and lasted until 2013, with up to 10 locations during that time, while the franchise changed hands twice.