THE proposed KFC restaurant in Farnworth has moved a step closer to opening.
Signage has been installed around the building with the iconic image of Colonel Sanders adorning the front.
A tall drive-thru sign has also been installed on the pavement next to Albert Road, clearly signposting the restaurant to drivers and pedestrians as they approach.
In April, a spokesman for the fast food giants said that the restaurant was due to open “at the end of” 2020.
It is set to create 40 jobs and on their website, vacancies for cooks, team leaders, team members are being advertised.
To apply for a job at the new restaurant, visit www.kfc.co.uk/careers.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, known today as KFC, was incorporated in 1955 by Col. Harland Sanders in Corbin, Kentucky. But its story began a little before then.
Sanders was born in 1890 and at the age of 12, he left home to work as a farmhand after a troubled childhood. At the age of 15, he left the farm to work a series of jobs with mixed success.
His various jobs included trying his hand as a painter, railroad fireman, plowman, streetcar conductor, ferryboat operator, insurance salesman, justice of the peace, and service-station operator.
By 1929, Harland had opened his own gas station in Corbin, Kentucky. Here he cooked for his family and the occasional customer in the back room.
Sanders, by all accounts, used to enjoy using the recipes his mother taught him to make. Pan-fried chicken, country ham, fresh vegetables, and homemade biscuits to name but a few.
It appears he was a ‘dab hand’ at cooking and news began to spread far and wide enabling him to open a 142-seat restaurant and motel nearby – – The Harland Sanders Court and Cafe.
In 1936, Sanders was honored with the title of “Kentucky Colonel” by the state’s governor.
The purpose of the role is to to lead and oversee the management of all aspects of the KFC restaurant business. Through coaching, developing, motivating and engaging all in store employees, create a culture to be proud of. Through ‘beat year ago’ mentality you will ensure the continued growth and success of the KFC brand by developing and communicating a breakthrough strategy which delivers outstanding business results. By Driving Hospitality with Heart, ensure that every customer has an outstanding experience & product.
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PEOPLE – 30%
All employees understand the relevance of the HWWT2 principles to their roles and live and breathe the principles on every shift
Utilize the KFC Bench Planning process, effectively managing staffing levels and recruitment ensuring your restaurant is staffed to optimum at all times
Actively utilize recruitment systems and tools
Rigorously follow legislative requirements associated with recruitment of employees
Follow up with new starters ensuring they have returned all relevant ‘New Employee’ paperwork prior to commencing their employment with KFC SA
Proactively manage and oversee all new employees through their Induction and in store Training Timetable
Upload new Team Members onto Learning Zone, ensure continue registration & assign courses
Maintain up to date employee files and training records for all employees
Conduct and complete robust Performance Appraisals and IDP’s with all managers and employees in line with the company guidelines and timescales, in order to drive a high performance culture in store
Proactively develop team members and managers, ensuring a robust ‘talent pipeline’ is in place
Plan and facilitate regular Management and Team meetings in line with KFC SA’s RGM Success Routines. Meetings should be informative, interactive and business relative. Capture meeting minutes and follow up
Proactively and consistently manage all in-store Employee Relations issues, updating Area Coach and PCM, as appropriate
Track team absence, taking action in line with KFC’s Code of Conduct where appropriate. Manage team leave in line with the needs of your business
All statutory and company Health, Safety and Food Hygiene regulations must be strictly adhered to at all times and corrective action taken in a timely manner as necessary
Actively promote safety and well being of every employee, customer or contractor in line with company policy as outlined in CSL
All employees to be fully trained on fire procedures, Health & Safety, Food Hygiene and Security/Robbery procedures
Company Security Procedures to be rigorously followed in order to ensure the security of people, premises, stock, equipment and monies at all times
From time to time, conduct Team Member disciplinary enquiries
CUSTOMER – 20%
Create a customer focused environment which is appealing to KFC’s diverse customer base
Rigorously complete period CER evaluation and implement actions to ensure resolution of issues and to drive consistent improvement. Rigorously follow up on CER Action Plans, completing actions in a timely manner
Manage all customer complaints in line with company policy, escalating issues to Area Coach, where appropriate
Fully comply and adhere to RGM Success Routines
Regularly review CHAMPS reports. Develop and communicate a period CHAMPS plan, utilizing relevant company tools (observation checklists etc) to ensure the restaurant is consistently achieving the company standard
Robustly follow up on any issues arising from Health Department audits, plan to ensure corrective action is taken in a timely manner as required
Utilize company tools and reports so that your store consistently provides an excellent level of customer service (e.g. prep for peak, condiment planner etc)
Through exceptional operational standards and a ‘maniacal’ approach to customer service, consistently seek to maximize the sales in your restaurant. Set and communicate Bold Sales Goals to the team, striving to consistently exceed sales targets
In conjunction with the local marketing team, discuss and execute local marketing activities to optimize potential sales growth
Understand your local competition and increase visibility within the local community to ensure awareness of any common issues, competitor activity or forthcoming events that may impact your business
Build Know How of surrounding KFC restaurants, sharing best practice across area and region
Develop a strong sales culture in your store, setting team members and managers clear sales targets for every shift
Manage team member incentives and drive regular recognition in store.
Points of sale to be up to date at all times and team trained on all new products enabling them to drive sales
PROFIT – 20%
Maximize the profitability of the restaurant by understanding and controlling all restaurant costs (e.g. labour, food). Monitor daily, weekly and periodically to ensure alignment to BSC targets
Develop a strategy to maximize profitability of your restaurant, regularly reviewing and adapting in line with business needs
Accurately forecast sales and labour to reflect trends and promotions
Accurately complete team & management schedules one month in advance and submit to Area Coach
Prepare and plan for periodical Balance Score Card review with Area Coach
Prepare and plan for weekly 1:1 with Area Coach, consider and analyse all relevant information in advance
Actively utilise system reports and company tools to guarantee 100% product availability, investigating and following up on all discrepancies
Complete a robust financial audit periodically and communicate results to Area Coach along with Action Plan to drive improvement, where appropriate
Rigorously follow up on official financial audit action plan completed by YUM
Robustly and regularly review and analyse daily, weekly and monthly paperwork with particular focus on manager’s diary, shift success routines book and food safety management system
All Management folders to be maintained in line with success routines
Deputise for Area Coach if and when required
Provide support for KFC restaurants within your area, as required
Attend Area Meetings
Attend RGM ‘Round Tables’, if and when required
Manage new product roll outs
Involvement in Area/Regional Projects, if and when required
Act as an ambassador of KFC at community/commercial events
Embrace and embed new and/or changes to KFC SA/YUM! systems and processes
Search for talent outside the KFC Equity business & escalate CVs etc to Area coach & PCM
Prepare & present BSC results at bi-annual RGM Stewardships
On occasion, act as MOD (Manager on Duty) in the restaurant
Eductaion:Completed Matric Certificate
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