A new outpost of Kentucky Fried Chicken is slated to enter the Lower East Side community.
The international chain’s team is seeking the 1,600-square-foot space on 134 Delancey Street to house their newest outpost. Nearly a century ago, a 40-year-old Kentucky man started serving his signature “finger lickin’ good” fried chicken made with a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices. Now the fast-casual concept boasts over 24,000 locations in over 145 countries around the world.
“We make fried chicken—heck, we practically invented it,” it touts on its website. “If they ever make a food hall of fame, our chicken is gonna be a first-ballot inductee.”
However, in the last year, the city has seen an international player, Pollo Campero, throw their hat in the ring of the fast-casual fried chicken competition. The Guatemalan-based chain also started exclusively offering a breakfast menu at New York City locations, now also competing with fast-casual concepts including McDonalds, Starbucks, and Dunkin.