Local Partnerships and Activities
Our restaurants and employees get involved in their local communities in many different ways. Here are just a few recent examples.
Denton, Tameside, Greater Manchester
Our Denton restaurant opened in August 2013, and in the following November made a donation towards funding a Christmas tree and a new set of children’s books for the Denton West Community Library. The local community has been campaigning to keep the library open since the council announced its planned closure in October 2012.
”We’re thoroughly committed to supporting community initiatives so we’re absolutely thrilled to make this donation. We know how hard residents have worked to keep the library open and we hope they will enjoy both the Christmas tree and new set of books that we’re providing.“
The restaurant also agreed to contribute to the maintenance of all landscaped areas surrounding it, which are owned by the Highways Agency. This work included planting 150 hydrangea and laurel shrubs, plus 3,000 daffodil bulbs in time for spring.
We also contributed funds to Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council for improving lighting on the pedestrian walkway and bridge across the M60 motorway.
Meir Drive-Thru, Stoke-on-Trent
Before we built the Meir Drive-Thru, local residents told us about rodent problems around the edge of the site. We worked with the Broadway Community Association and Neighbourhood Engagement Services from the City of Stoke on Trent to clear and tidy areas and eradicate the problem. There haven’t been any reports of rodents since.
We also funded a 30-foot Christmas tree on the roundabout next to our site for the benefit of the local community.
Newts in Redditch
An ecological site survey found great crested newts at our proposed acquisition site at Redditch. We delayed construction for six months until the newts were hibernating, protected them throughout the building programme and maintained their habitat so they can live alongside us.
KFC Glastonbury charity fun day
On Saturday 29th September 2013, KFC Glastonbury welcomed the local community to a charity fun day. While business at the restaurant continued as usual, every employee took turns to run stalls in and outside the store. Attractions included a bouncy castle, nail art, and hand-made soaps. All proceeds went to KFC's charity partner The World Food Programme, which aims to fight hunger globally.
Defence Privilege card
KFC UK is proud to be one of the founding members of the Defence Privilege Card, run by the Defence Discount Service. This membership card for serving and retired members of the armed forces, as well as their families, widows or widowers, provides discounts at a number of high-street stores and services.
Anyone presenting their card in a KFC restaurant in England, Wales or Scotland receives a 10% discount on their order.