KFC hoping latest secret recipe proves as popular as the first

Posted by Editorial on 15th April 2009

Kentucky Fried Chicken, the world’s largest chicken restaurant chain, has announced a second secret recipe has been added to its menu – Kentucky Grilled Chicken (KGC). The announcement, made yesterday, deals only with their American outlets but grilled chicken could go global if it proves a hit in the US.

The move has been made to help stagnant American sales at the chain and is a ploy to attract more health-driven customers to their stores.

“The introduction of Kentucky Grilled Chicken is a defining moment in our brand’s storied history,” KFC President Roger Eaton proclaimed. “KGC is the latest menu innovation that showcases our commitment to meeting our customers’ ever-changing needs… This product will transform the industry.”

Unlike their famous fried chicken, their grilled option has six secret herbs and spices, which have reportedly been developed in conjunction with a leading spice company over a number of years. In an endeavour to keep the recipe as secret as the ‘Colonel’s Original Recipe’, all senior executives privy to the ingredients have been required to sign confidentiality agreements. The original copy of the grilled chicken spice recipe, kept on an encrypted computer flash drive, will join Colonel Harland Sanders’ handwritten Original Recipe in KFC’s recently renovated high-security vault, the company advised.