In operation since 1952, KFC is one of the world s leading chicken restaurant chains with more than 11,000 locations. Its restaurants signature chicken dishes include Original Recipe, Extra Crispy and Boneless Variety Bucket. The chain s restaurants also serve sandwiches, sides, salads and desserts. Its restaurants additionally offer home-style plated meals. The chain participates in several community and animal welfare programs. KFC is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, which is one of the largest restaurant operating companies in the world. Yum! Brands also operates restaurants under the Long John Silver s, A&W All American Food and Taco Bell brands. The parent company manages more than 34,000 restaurant locations in over 100 countries.