KFC is reorganizing and cutting an undisclosed number of jobs, according to a company spokesman. The quick service restaurant chain did state, however, that the job cuts at KFC included both positions at the corporate offices in Louisville, Ky., and in the field.
"We made the difficult but necessary decision to reorganize KFC to maximize efficiencies and better reflect our current business needs," said Karen Sherman, senior director of public relations and internal communications at KFC, in a statement to Business First. "We are fully committed to dramatically improving our business performance and our guests' experience. We are doing everything possible to help support those affected by the reorganization in their transition."
KFC, one of three major chains operated by parent company Yum! Brands, includes more than 13,900 restaurants - including more than 4,500 units in the United States and more than 9,400 abroad, excluding the Yum! China and India divisions.
Other restaurant chains operated by Yum! Brands include Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.