KFC, the first international Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) in Suriname, opened its doors in September 1996 at Waterkant and begun serving the internationally acclaimed fried chicken in Suriname. This had substantial influence on local eating habits and set the standard for the QSR in the country. The second restaurant opened in February 1998 at Wilhelminastraat, which further added to the brand’s presence in Suriname.
In 2013 operations expanded with a third KFC restaurant at Kwattaweg. The fourth location opened in February 2016 at the Ringweg in Paramaribo. KFC Ringweg is built according to the latest international design.

KFC Suriname, as one of the largest in the QSR business in the country, owns its success to its dedicated team consisting of 150 staff members and their ability to maintain the brand standards of freshly prepared food. Because sales have grown substantially over the years, KFC Suriname has been able to achieve strong brand recognition.
The company policy is to further expand its influence by opening up new restaurants in strategic locations.

Some Historical facts:

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) represents over 11,000 restaurants spread out over 80 countries.
  • Fifty per cent of the restaurants are located outside the United States
  • Colonel Sanders is the founder of the KFC brand
  • Born in 1890 in Indiana, he was the eldest of three children
  • At the age of 10 his father died and he began working for $2.00 per month
  • His mother directed that as the eldest child it was necessary to earn over $2.00 per month
  • With no knowledge of cooking he placed some tables and chairs in a service station in Kentucky
  • After the war, the pressure cooker was discovered and the colonel bought 8, which only produced a dry flavorless chicken
  • Step by step, his reputation grew being known for the best fried chicken between Cincinnati and Atlanta
  • This led him to travel the country opening franchises where he personally trained the people with his special recipe and techniques
  • According to the colonel: “There is a thousand ways to cook chicken, but only one way to make Kentucky Fried Chicken!”
  • KFC can now be found all over the world in countries ranging from the USA to Japan, through Europe, and of course: in Suriname!