ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The KFC franchise is slowly gaining momentum in Newfoundland since New Brunswick’s Franchise Management Inc. (FMI) — which franchises Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Subway — announced plans to open six new locations next year, according to The Telegram.
The Island has seen a slew of closings since last summer, when local franchise owner Renee Marquis let her licence expire and converted her 10 KFC units to Oppy’s Diner restaurants. One of Marquis’ locations in Clarenville has already been taken over by the company and re-opened as a KFC.
FMI president Dwight Fraser told The Telegram he aims to rebuild KFC’s presence in Newfoundland and Labrador. “Everything is rolling along on schedule,” he said. “We opened in Clarenville last Saturday, and we’re very, very happy with how that’s turned out.” Other locations under construction include Lewisporte, Deer Lake, Carbonear, Marystown, Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander.
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