The American fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) will open three new restaurants in Flanders this year. The first one will open in Wijnegem shopping centre, close to Antwerp, confirmed entrepreneurs Jan Peeters and Mathé Heeren to Het Nieuwsblad.
“We have the rights to open forty locations in Flanders and Brussels over the next five years,” they said. The locations will be both in city centres and more in the outskirts, where a drive-in option will be made available.
After the summer, three branches will already open their doors. In addition to the restaurant in Wijnegem, branches will open in Limburg and East-Flanders.
However, the honour of the first KFC in Belgium goes to the Brussels’ Gare du Nord, where the restaurant is currently being finalised, and will open this month. It will be operated by Autogrill Belgium, which was granted the rights to KFCs on motorway parkings and in stations, reported Het Nieuwsblad.