KFC 1000 Restaurants outside

KFC is trialling its first delivery-only kitchens.

The fast food giant said the new kitchens would take pressure off existing restaurants and improve the experience for staff and consumers.

The first kitchen is due to open in London, with further trials being phased in gradually over the rest of the year.

Each kitchen will create 30 new jobs, which KFC said would help to support local communities.

It comes as KFC recently opened its 1,000th restaurant in the UK.

Consumers are currently able to order through apps including Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats, as well as through KFC’s website and app.

“We’re excited by the potential of our delivery-only kitchens, ensuring our fans get their fried chicken fix in good time whilst also creating more job and improving the experiences of KFC team members and delivery drivers,” said KFC chief development officer James Whitehorn.

“This launch presents an opportunity for us to reach more people than ever and let them enjoy KFC’s delicious fried chicken in their own homes. We can’t wait to see the results!”