KFC is opening up its kitchens to the general public tomorrow as part of a bold exercise to showcase the work that goes into producing its menu offer.
Customers will have a unique opportunity to discover “what really goes on behind the counter” and get an exclusive look behind the scenes of their local restaurants.
Up to 300 restaurants are scheduled to open their kitchens on Saturday 30 March, with punters required to buy tickets in advance to gain access.
The ‘Open Kitchen’ event promises a “hands-on” experience, with customers set to be 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.
Tickets for the sessions cost £5, with all proceeds going towards the KFC Foundation, apart from in the Republic of Ireland where the profits will be donated to a separate regional charity.
Attendees will receive their own KFC-branded apron and hat as well as the chance to devour their own burger creation, along with a piece of original recipe chicken, fries, drink and a side.
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.”
Those taking part in the Open Kitchen experience must agree to a long list of conditions around health and safety to gain access to the kitchen.
Anybody that has been ill within the last 48 hours will not be allowed to participate, while consumption of outside food and drinks is not permitted. No jewellery can be worn in KFC’s kitchens and it warns against impractical or uncovered clothing.
“You will be taking a tour of a working kitchen, which contains open fryers with hot oil and other potentially dangerous equipment. Please listen to and follow the instructions of our team members at all times. You are taking part in the experience at your own risk, so help us to keep you and our other visitors safe,” the company states in its terms.
It has also banned any photographs or video footage unless permission has been granted first.