KFC is no longer serving their Grilled Chicken at their stores any longer. I am not the only one who is missing that juicy grilled chicken from KFC. There are people who like me chose the grilled chicken for a healthier option. Or they just simply love the taste.
As a person who fights high cholesterol and blood sugar concerns I like to watch what I eat. My job has me out and about a lot. So when I am out I have my go too healthy items from my Favorite Fast Food Restaurants.
From KFC one of my go too choices is the Grilled Chicken. So that I stay away from the fried stuff. I was disappointed when I found out that they no longer carry it on the menu.
KFC Franchise Owners Happy?
If you have not been following the KFC Grilled Chicken era over the last 10 years since it was introduced as a menu option, let me fill you in. You can say that KFC was successful in getting people like me to go to KFC to purchase something other than fried foods. Because if KFC only had fried choices I would not go there as often.
But on the business side looking out for people like me in this instance may not have been the best thing for their bottom line. Which I have no problem with. They stuck with their Grilled push for a long enough time to say thanks for trying.
- Grilled Chicken was introduced by KFC in 2009
As reported by ABC News in 2010 a year after the Franchise owners had a chance to survey the impact of the grilled choice to their bottom line. Many Franchise owners were very upset with the KFC for promoting it so much over the traditional Fried chicken that KFC is known for.
KFC promoting grilled chicken that was not selling as hot as the fried chicken is kind of like a successful PC company who only made PC ‘s diversifying into making Tablets.
Saying how much better Tablets were for you than PC’s. Their Sales people ‘s sales go down by 6% that year and they are not too happy. Because those Tablets are not flying off the table to make up for the lost.
KFC ‘s sales were down that year by 6%. I have no data to know if those numbers changed. I presumed that they did but in the end I guess they decided that carrying grilled chicken was just not worth it on the business side.
We do Fried Chicken let’s just do Fried Chicken. Stay in your Lane!
In the end this seems to be a great business decision for KFC. They are moving on from their Grilled Chicken era. Who knows maybe they will bring it back much better in the years to come.