Southern Fried Chicken

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Southern Fried Chicken
Fast Food Franchise
Industry Restaurant
Founded 1983; 34 years ago (1983)
Founder Arthur Withers
Headquarters Reading, England
Products Fried Chicken
Website www.southernfriedchicken.com

Southern Fried Chicken is a British based fast food outlet. It operates a franchise network in the United Kingdom and worldwide, with over 700 stores in seventy countries.

History[edit]

Southern Fried Chicken was founded in the 1970s by Arthur Withers. In the 1970s, Withers travelled to America to work for Barbeque King; there, he improved his knowledge of the commercial fast food business. Withers made a visit to Greenville, South Carolina, where he learned about fried chicken.[1] The company is currently headed by his son, Andrew Withers.[2]

Outlets[edit]

Southern Fried Chicken (franchise) in Forum shopping centre foodcourt, Helsinki.

The company has 700 franchises worldwide.[3][4] In 2012, the company opened their first company-owned branch in Whitley, Reading (England). The first drive thru restaurant in the United Kingdom opened in December 2012 in Whitley by two franchises.[5]

Undercover Boss[edit]

In July 2011, Andrew Withers took part in the Channel 4 documentary series Undercover Boss, where he went undercover to work at various franchises in the United Kingdom.[6]

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