KFC to open kitchens allowing Scottish fried chicken fans the chance to make their own food

KFC has announced that it is opening its doors to the public at the end of this month to find out if they’ve got what it takes to make its iconic fried chicken.

Published 13th Mar 2019
Updated 13 th Mar 2019

Up to 300 KFCs across the country will be opening up their kitchens on Saturday 30th March, with fast food fans given an exclusive look behind the scenes to see first hand how KFC cooks make the famous Original Recipe chicken fresh in restaurants every day.

KFC Open Kitchen

Up to 300 UK restaurants will be taking part. Picture: KFC

The organisers say the Open Kitchen event will offer a unique hands-on experience, with ticket holders in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Peterhead put through their paces to see if they can master the art of hand-breading, handle the heat of the frying and work at pace to build their own KFC burger.

You can find the full list of Scottish restaurants taking part here.

After all that hard work, each attendee will be rewarded with the chance to devour their own burger creation, along with a piece of Original Recipe Chicken, fries, drink and a side.

They will also be given an exclusive KFC branded apron and hat.

Rob Swain, chief operations officer at KFC UK & Ireland, said: “We’re really proud of the food we serve, and of all the care that goes into making our chicken taste as incredible as it does.

"We want to welcome everyone in to give them the chance to see what makes it so finger lickin’ good, and invite them to try keeping pace with our amazing team members. We can’t wait to show the nation how it’s done.”

Tickets for KFC Open Kitchen cost £5 and are allocated on a first come first served basis, so grab yours quick and apply here: kfc.seetickets.com

All profits will go to the KFC Foundation, which supports local charities who are passionate about developing and nurturing young people.

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