KFC is a standout, strong, global brand and following an increased use of off-site technologies in their European restaurants. Since 2016, they have worked tirelessly to create an off-site solution that unlocks real value for their franchisees and customers. Naturally, their journey to a market leading off-site solution needed significant teamwork and fresh thinking, and we’re proud to have been selected to join their team to design, manufacture and install their first modern modularised KFC restaurant.
Working alongside existing KFC Partners we provided a restaurant from our factory, which was successfully delivered (without a single tile out of place) for the finishing touches to be completed on-site, internally and externally.
We handed over defect-free, on time and on budget enabling KFC to open its doors for trading seven weeks early, with future restaurants benefiting from a staggering 21 weeks additional trading. That’s a clucking good amount of extra chicken sold!
We’ve spent a long time building a relationship with KFC team. Their Head of Construction is our champion for off-site methods and has been astounded with our unique partnered approach and all the benefits off-site can bring.
We carried out lots of testing on the specifications to ensure that we provided a quality build, tailored to KFC’s specific requirements.
The new restaurant was installed defect-free, with unusual exposed roof trusses and open ceiling, maintaining the brand continuity throughout. The front of house area boasts the vibrant and funky new KFC look, with a specialist kitchen at the back.
This restaurant opened its doors for trading, just 38 days after the first modules arrived on-site, with the total project taking just six weeks from order.
We’re proud to have shown KFC – first hand – the advantages of off-site construction, designing and building KFC’s first modularised restaurant.
This project demonstrated how time can be saved with modular without compromising on quality.
“38 days was all it took the team, from the delivery of modules to site handover of our first modular KFC in nearly 20 years.
Great to work for such a forward-thinking company and be trusted to test out modern and sustainable construction methods. I’m personally delighted to have worked with such a solutions-driven design team, who took the brief and delivered a fantastic build. Many thanks to you all for the massive part you’ve played in bringing this to life – I couldn’t be prouder.”