To KFC, great tasting products and guaranteed freshness is everything. We're open and honest about the quality of the products. Find out about our food and our Taste Guarantee to you.

Halaal Certification

Halaal certification

We source our products from local suppliers with reputable Halaal certification from recognised authority such as; the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), the South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA) and the Islamic Council of South Africa (ICSA). All products sourced from our suppliers are in accordance with Halaal practices, without compromising on the “Finger Lickin” good chicken that you have come to know and love.

KFC Harvest

KFC Harvest

We don’t like to waste food, so we feed people.Introducing KFC Harvest – a ground breaking first for the Quick Service Restaurant sector aimed at reducing the amount of surplus food in our restaurants that goes unconsumed. In partnership with Food Forward South Africa, we donate our surplus chicken on the bone, fillets and wings to selected non- profit organisations daily, and in the process, provide essential protein to those in need.



KFC Harvest

Since launching in 2015, we have donated approximately 326 058 kilograms of food that provide an excess of one million meals to numerous non-profit beneficiaries locally.“Protein is the building block of life, it makes us who we are, and gives us the energy to move, think, dream and explore. We believe in the power of protein and that every meal deserves it.”Surplus food defined by KFC is food that is perfectly edible and safe for human consumption but is surplus in nature due to the standards and procedures that exist within the restaurants due to internal hold times.

KFC Harvest

Food Forward SA partners with KFC to ensure all frozen surplus chicken is distributed from their depots countrywide to numerous beneficiaries who collect the food and then prepare nutrient-rich meals for people in need, adding protein to their diets and for many, for the first time. 

From farm to restaurant

From farm to restaurant

At KFC, we always pay meticulous attention to our health and safety standards while preparing our quality chicken, we are also transparent about our suppliers as well as the way our chicken is served to our customers. Our farm to restaurant process is one which we are proud of, and we make sure all our suppliers and restaurant teams share the same vision. In fact, did you know that our chicken is checked 34 times from farm to restaurant to ensure quality and safety of the product?

From farm to restaurant

Each KFC restaurant receives deliveries three times a week which ensures our products are always fresh.Every KFC restaurant is audited five times a year by an independent auditor to make sure our teams are adhering to and maintaining the strictest health and safety procedures. We keep it clean, so every KFC restaurant follows a strict wash, rinse and sanitise process to guarantee the handling of our chicken and other products - ensuring quality and freshness in every bite. 



From farm to restaurant

We do not own farms, rather, we support local businesses and source all our chickens locally, from the same certified suppliers that supply food to South Africa’s favourite premium retailers. We never cut corners, no matter what. Each fresh batch of the world’s best chicken starts with our, highly-trained cooks inspecting each individual piece. The chicken is then individually hand breaded and rolled into our secret combination of 11 herbs and spices recipe before being fried at a minimum of 180 degrees Celsius, ensuring every piece of chicken is golden, crispy deliciousness.

From farm to restaurant

Once our chicken has reached its internal holding time and hasn’t been served to customers it is removed from the shelf and a new batch of fresh chicken is cooked. This ensures we always serve hot and fresh chicken.Our team members are experts at making the KFC products you know and love, with the same high standards, every time.


Animal welfare

Animal welfare

At KFC, the wellbeing of chickens is important to us, so we only deal with suppliers who raise and handle their chickens humanely. We consider animal welfare a priority and have strict animal welfare policies in place, in line with the highest global and local standards to ensure that all chicken is of the highest quality and is 100% safe to eat.



Animal welfare

All chicken used by KFC is hormone and steroid free.We have an Animal Welfare Advisory Council, made up of the best and most respected experts in the business and industry to ensure strict adherence to these policies.









Animal welfare

We do not source any battery chickens nor do our suppliers force-feed chickens, instead the chickens are self-fed, whenever they choose.

Animal welfare