KFC China launches regional menu to cater to local tastes

KFC China’s parent company, Yum China Holdings, Inc., announced on Jan. 18 that it had added traditional dishes to its menu lineup to cater to the taste of the local customers. It was said that the restaurant company tapped into some regional Chinese cuisines to create new food items for the Chinese unit of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

Moreover, Yum China would like to provide the varied needs of its Chinese customers, so last year, KFC China introduced 12 regionally-inspired food items for the first time. Since then, the restaurant chain has continued to innovate and has added new products that were designed to suit the palate of the locals.

So far, KFC China has launched congee, rice rolls, pancakes, and bean curd pudding as part of its Chinese breakfast options. The strategy seems successful as the customers visit the stores for the localized foods that they are familiar

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Chinese students jailed for exploiting KFC app glitch to get unlimited free chicken

<p>A 23-year-old student accidentally found the glitch in the app and swindled thousands of worth of food</p> (Getty Images for KFC)

A 23-year-old student accidentally found the glitch in the app and swindled thousands of worth of food

(Getty Images for KFC)

Five Chinese students ended up in jail after one of them exploited a glitch in KFC’s online ordering systems to get an unlimited supply of free chicken and then resell them to friends.

A 23-year-old university student, identified as Xu, swindled KFC out of £6,500 worth of free food in just six months after he first discovered the loophole in its mobile application in 2018.

He then shared the secret with four of his friends and five of them together carried out fraud of worth £15,500 of chicken before they were busted by police, Thepaper.cn reported.

Xu was jailed for two and a half years and fined £700 while his friends were jailed for period between 13 months and two years.

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