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Here’s why your chicken will cost more at KFC

It will now cost you more to eat the most popular Streetwise 2 at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) after the franchise increased its price.

The fast food chain has raised the menu prices for the third time in a year with Streetwise 2- now selling at Sh450.

In December last year the package sold at Sh350 before it was increased to Sh370 during the same month.

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Just weeks ago, the Streetwise 2 package, which contains two pieces of chicken and a packet of chips, was sold at Sh390.

KFC streetwise-1 sells at Sh370 and streetwise-3 sells at Sh650.

The fast food company has not officially communicated the cause for the increase in prices.

The new upward price review has come in the wake of a rapid rise in the prices of food items, electricity, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)—putting renewed pressure on food chains and restaurants that had just begun registering rebounds from the downturn of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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KFC’s popularity in the country has grown in recent years, with its food majorly popular among the youth and urban residents across the country.

The US-based fast food chain is popular for its food packages of chicken, chips, and soda.

The outlet’s comparatively low menu prices have previously attracted many clients, but over the past year, it has adjusted prices upwards several times.

KFC Kenya was early this year when it ran into a shortage of chips and was forced to offer ugali on its menu.

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In January the franchise hit the headlines after it announced that it had run out of potatoes and instead offered its customers ugali among other substitutes.

“Fam it was truly a Furaha December. Mlikula sherehe with your KFC faves.

Ya’ll loved our chips a little too much, and we’ve run out. Sorry! Our team is working hard to resolve the issue.

In the meantime, here are some SWAP options for combo meals if you are craving our Kuku,” KFC said in a notice to its customers.

But following a public uproar, the firm said Kenyan farmers can supply it with potatoes for French fries as long as they meet their standards.


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