BACKGROUND OF KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKE
KFC is based in Louisville, Kentucky, and is the world’s
most popular chicken restaurant chain.
Founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in in the early
1930s by cooking & serving food for hungry travellers.
In 1952 Sanders started franchising his chicken
business & named it as KENTUCKY FRIED
KFC is part of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world's largest
restaurant company in terms of system restaurants,
with more than 36,000 locations around the world.
BACKGROUND OF KENTUCKY FRIED
KFC operates more than 5,200 restaurants in the United
States an Yum! Brands is run by David Novak, Chairman &
d more than 15,000 units around the world.
109 countries and territories around the world.
Every day, more than 12 million customers are served at KFC
KFC Division is run by Cheryl Bachelder,
President and Chief Concept Officer
8 Million Customer Each day.
K C’s E
F ntry in INDIA
KFC was the first fast food multinational to enter
INDIA , after the economic liberalization policy of the
Indian Govt. in early 1990s.
KFC received permission to open 30 new outlets across
the country & Opened first fast food outlet in
Bangalore in June 1995 by targeting upper middle class
PepsiCo planned to open 60 KFC and Pizza Hut outlets
in next 7 yrs in the country.
» Understand the significance of cultural, economic,
regulatory and ecological issues while establishing business in
a foreign country
» Appreciate the need for protecting animal rights in developed
and developing countries like India
» Understand the importance of ethics in doing business
» Examine the reasons for protests of PETA(People for Ethical
Treatment of Animals )
» Identify solutions for KFC's problems in India
Problems for KFC
Protests by farmers led by the Karnataka Rajya
Ryote Sangha (KRRS) & the farmers leader
was Nanjundaswamy who used the term ‘junk
food’ against KFC.
Protests by cultural & Economic activists.
Protests by PETA in the late 1990s.
Support of celebrities in against of KFC
•UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE,
REGULATORY& ECOLOGICAL ISSUES. •NON ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICE
•UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF •PETA PROTEST
ETHICS IN DOING BUSINESS •KRRS PROTEST
•EXAMINE THE REASONS FOR PROTESTS •MSG FLAVOUR IN CHICKEN
•IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS FOR KFC’S PROBLEMS
OPPORTUNITY •MSG CHICKEN FLAVOUR
•RETAIL BOOM IN INDIA
•PETA LIKE ORGANIZATIONS
•INDIANS YOUTH ARE ADOPTING WESTERN
•POLITICAL PARTIES PROTESTING
FOR JUNK FOOD
•PROTEST SUPPORT FROM FAMOUS
•COSMOPOLITAN RAPID DEVELOPMENT
PERSONALITIES LIKE ANIL
Question 1 -
Since its entry in India in 1995,KFC has been
facing protests by cultural & Economic activists
and farmers. What are the reasons for these
Need for protecting animal rights
Chicken they serve is full of chemicals
It encourage farmers to shift production
of crops to animal feeding
Leaves poorer section of society with no
Question 2 -
Do you think in the light of fierce competition, it
is justified for business organizations not to
give importance to ethical values at the cost of
making profits? Why or Why not?
No, in the light of cut throat competition, the co. should give
importance to the ethics rather than the making profit.
Profit comes from customers.
Customers have ethics.
Customer is always right.
As someone very rightly said, “customers are always right and if
at any point of time u feel that customer is wrong, and then you
Finally, we can understand from the case that every
business organization should understand the importance
of ethics by understanding the culture, regulatory &
ecological issues in different countries.
KFC should implement a farm level guideline & audit
program - a program which is industry-leading in the
areas of poultry care and handling, mainly for their
suppliers in the broiler industry.