KFC and Mcdonald’s Similarities

McDonald’s vs KFC, a comparison. We all know that both are enormously successful fast-food restaurants. Both the companies have their unique food quality, specialty, and taste. In this article, on the battle of McDonald’s vs KFC, let’s see their comparison.

About McDonald’s

Slogan:- i’m lovin it.

McDonald’s is a fast-food company in America founded by Richard and Maurice McDonald on 15th May 1940, in America, US. Its headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois, US. Ray Kroc, who purchased the restaurant, was born on 5th October 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois, US. Then, Kroc opened his first McDonald’s restaurant on 15th April 1955 in Illinois, Des Plaines. 

This restaurant is mainly famous for its cheeseburgers and french fries. Its outlets are in more than 119 countries, this company used to sell more than 1crore burgers per day, and a maximum of 70lakhs people visits McDonald’s every day.

About KFC

Slogan:- ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’

KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). KFC is a fast-food company in America founded by Colonel Harland Sanders Pete Harman on 20th March 1930. So, Harlan Sanders was born on 9th September 1890 in Henryville, Indiana, US. KFC headquarters are in Louisville, Kentucky, US. This restaurant is mainly famous for its fried and crispy chicken, and its outlets are in more than 118 countries.

Comparison between McDonald’s vs KFC:-

1)IntroductionIt is an American Fast Food Restaurant company and is also known as MACD. It is famous for its tasty cheesy burgers.It is an American Fast Food Restaurant company and it’s famous for its Fried Chicken. Its parent company is Yum Brands and Pizza Hut also comes under it.
2)HistoryFounded by two siblings Richard and Maurice on 15 May 1940 in California. It started with a hamburger and now it has become a large company. In 1961 it started its worldwide business.Founded by Harland Sanders on 20 March 1930 in Kentucky. It started with a home recipe (fried chicken). In 1940 it was revealed that he mixes 11 herbs and spices.
3)CompanyMcDonald’s is a public company. It is a restaurant and fast-food company.KFC is a subsidiary company of Yum Brand. It is a restaurant and a fast-food company.
4)HeadquartersIts old headquarters is in Oak Brook, Illinois and now it has shifted to Chicago, US.Its headquarters is at 1441, Gardiner Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, Texas, US.
5)LocationsMcDonald’s restaurant has 38,695 locations and it serves worldwide.KFC restaurant has 22,621 locations and it serves worldwide. 6)ProductsIts products are Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, French Fries, Soft Drinks, Salads, Milkshakes, Desserts, Pancakes, Coffee, Breakfasts, and Wraps. Hamburgers are the most popular.Its products are Fried Chicken, Chicken Burgers, Wraps, French Fries, Soft Drinks, Salads, Desserts, Breakfasts, Krushers, and Milkshakes. Fried Chickens are the most popular.
7)Healthy FoodAs per food calories, McDonald’s burgers are healthier than KFCAs per food calories, KFC’s French Fries are healthier than McDonald’s.
8)Fat content(food)It has the highest fat content with 13 grams of fat per serving.It has a fat content of 11.43 grams of fat per serving.
9)Core ComponentIt stays consistent with the core component of its business that’s quality, service, cleanliness, and value at same time.It stays consistent with the core component of its business that’s hard work, hospitality, generosity, and fresh high-quality ingredients at the same time.
10)EmployeesMcDonald’s has an overall 2,10,000 employees.KFC has more than 1,50,000 employees.
11)Key peopleMcDonald’s Chairman is Enrique Hernandez Jr, Chris Kempcziski is CEO and President.KFC’s CEO is Tony Lowings, President is Monica Rothgery COO, Catherine Tan is CMO, and CCO is Staci Rawls.
12)RevenueMcDonald’s revenue is 21.076 Billion US dollars.KFC’s revenue is 23 Billion US Dollars.
13)Market ShareIts market share is 21.4%.Its market share is 2.8%. But according to recent updates, its market share increases up to 21% in India.
14)RankAccording to Fortune 500, in the list of annual rankings of largest corporations, McDonald’s is in 1st rank. According to Fortune 500, in the list of the annual ranking of largest corporations KFC’s parent Yum Brand company is in 2nd rank. 


To conclude, both McDonald’s and KFC are excellent in their services, and both the restaurant’s founders worked so hard to establish their business. So, McDonald’s is best for its burgers whereas KFC is best for its Fried chicken and sometimes KFC’s french fries are better than McDonald’s whereas McDonald’s outlets are better than KFC. So you see both the restaurants cater to their own separate segments in their own ways, and hence, are incomparable in many ways.

1) Comparing KFC and McDonald’s, which one is more expensive?

Ans:- Both the restaurants are suitable for the customers. Both have cheap food items, and the prices differ for various foods. The price per meal in both restaurants starts from $8 to $10.

2) Is there any difference between KFC and McDonald’s?

Ans:- The difference is KFC focuses on Fried Chicken and McDonald’s focuses on burgers. They differ in tastes, food quality, restaurant’s environment, delivery speed, per day customers, etc.

William James

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