Lahaina loses its fast food fried chicken standard, Kentucky Fried Chicken, after 30 years in its Lahaina Shopping Center location across the street from Longhi’s. They say the Colonel is still going strong despite the recent closure of three locations (Kihei, Pukalani and now Lahaina), and they plan to focus on their Kahului location.
Read the details here from their press release:
KFC’S LAHAINA RESTAURANT TO CLOSE AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS
Lahaina, HI, January 7, 2013 – Visitors and kama`aina will need to get their last fingerlicking fix of the Colonel’s secret recipe by January 13, 2013, when KFC Hawaii closes its
The restaurant located at 845 Wainee Street at the Old Lahaina Center. Kazi Foods of
Hawaii (Kazi Foods), the franchise that operates both KFC Hawaii and BURGER KING®
Hawaii, reached the end of its lease agreement and decided not to renew.
All 15 full-time and part-time employees including managers, cashiers and cooking
staff will have the option to relocate to the KFC in Kahului.
“We’d like to give a big Mahalo to all of our wonderful customers for their
tremendous support and patronage over the years,” said Marife Arconado, KFC Lahaina
General Manager. “We can’t thank all of our dedicated employees enough for all their hard
work and commitment.”
Kazi Foods plans to concentrate its efforts on strengthening its higher-traffic
restaurants throughout the state. Recently, Kazi Foods also closed its Kihei restaurant.
Any vouchers for the Lahaina restaurant can be redeemed at any other KFC Hawaii
For more information about locations and store hours, visit www.KFCHawaii.com.
Customers can sign up for free special email offers for deep discounts.
Visit KFC Hawaii on Facebook (www.facebook.com/KFCHawaii) and Twitter
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant
chain specializing in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™ and Colonel’s Crispy Strips® with
home-style sides, Honey BBQ Wings, and freshly made chicken sandwiches. There are more
than 14,000 KFC outlets in more than 80 countries and territories around the world, serving
some 12 million customers each day. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc.,
Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM).
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