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KFC: Age ain’t nuttin’ but a number

Donna Green is the chicken champion as KFC celebrates 50th anniversary
  • KFC staff members recognized.

  • KFC staff celebrate their 50th anniversary, which they plan to celebrate for the entire year.

  • Ronnie Butler chats with KFC staff member Edith Stuart, a 48-year employee.

  • Ronnie Butler, center, the man known as the “Godfather of Bahamian music” with staff at KFC at the launch of their 50th anniversary year. PHOTOS: KFC


Published: Apr 01, 2017

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Donna Green is the KFC 2017 chicken champion after winning the competition that was developed to ensure that the best product is available and continues to elevate the quality and standards around the production of great chicken, according to KFC officials.

KFC cooks were evaluated on best cooking practices and procedures for breading evaluations, cleanliness and food safety to build pride in their product.

The Chicken Championship they say demonstrates KFC’s dedication to delivering the best product to its customers and sharpen their cooks’ skills.

Alexious Coakley was second behind Green, with Quetelle Deveaux and Michael Thompson the runners-up.

The chicken championship competition happened as KFC celebrates its 50th year in The Bahamas.

KFC kicked off its yearlong celebration of 50 years with a launch event at its Mackey Street location, with longtime fan Ronnie Butler on hand.

KFC at the time debuted its 50th anniversary jingle featuring the godfather of Bahamian music.

During the event they recognized the contributions of longstanding employees and their Chicken Olympics winners.

The first KFC store was opened on Mackey Street in February 1967, and was just south of the present location (directly opposite Salon Sophia). In August of that same year, a second store was opened downtown. Two years later, in 1969, the third location was opened in the East Bay Street Shopping Center.

IN 1971, the Robinson Road store was opened to the public. Early in 1977, the downtown store was destroyed by fire and on August 20 of that same year, the Oakes Field store was opened. In July 1979, the Charlotte Street store was opened (this store replaced the one that was destroyed by fire).

In March 1985, the West Bay Street store opened (this store was later transitioned to Saunders Beach). The following year, March 1986, the Prince Charles store was opened to meet the increased demand in the east. It was the first KFC in The Bahamas to have the open kitchen concept. They said prior to this all the stores had closed-in kitchens. In November 1987, the Golden Gates store opened.

In September 1993, the store on Village Road was opened (this store was later closed because of the extended road construction). With the increased demand in the southwest, the South Beach store opened in May 1998.

In December 2002, the food court location opened in the Mall at Marathon. In July 2005, the Saunders Beach location opened. In February 2007, the Harbour Bay location was opened (this store was later closed in 2011). In December 2008, the Mall at Marathon opened and replaced the food court location with a larger modern facility.

 


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