EATON — Eaton’s KFC/A&W has a fresh new look. The restaurant hosted a grand re-opening celebration for the Eaton community Thursday, Oct. 19. The event will began with a Colonel tie ribbon-cutting and included coupon give-aways and more.
The restaurant, located on Barron Street, now features KFC’s American Showman design aesthetic which includes many elements that pay tribute to KFC Founder Colonel Harland Sanders and the brand’s heritage, including it’s signature red and white stripes.
Some key elements of the American Showman design featured in the restaurant include:
•A chalk board on the front counter listing the names of the cooks and the U.S. farm that supplied the chicken being freshly prepared in the restaurant that day.
“We are very proud of our restaurant’s new look, and we are very excited to invite the community to come in or once again come in and see the many guest friendly new additions,” Keith Chambers, local KFC Franchisee, said. “We also added over $100,000 in new KFC and A&W equipment to help us improve the KFC and A&W experience and preparation of tasty KFC and A&W food. We want to thank everyone for their patience during our construction.”
The recent renovation is part of KFC’s bold goal to remodel approximately 80 percent of its U.S. restaurants over three years. Updating restaurants is one component of KFC’s Re-Colonelization efforts. Re-Colonelization is a term the Colonel once coined himself in the early 1970’s to represent a re-commitment to his taste, service, and quality values.
In addition, KFC has invested 100,000 hours retraining more than 20,000 team members in cooking and serving Kentucky Fried Chicken the way the Colonel intended, and has updated kitchens with state of the art pack line equipment at an expense of over $30,000 a restaurant, including at Eaton’s KFC.
The Eaton High School Band Boosters, as well as the Preble County Humane Society each received a $500 donation from the restaurant.