A new KFC opened today at 2211 N. Verity Parkway in Middletown on the site of one that closed there in early 2017.
The restaurant, which has hired more than 30 employees, is still accepting applications for new hires, according to Matt Saunders, director of development/construction for RGT Management Inc., a Memphis, Tenn.-based food service company.
KFC’s previous location was built in 1971, according to Butler County Auditor’s Office records. It was demolished in January, Saunders said.
“KFC brand is doing a nationwide reimage to old assets, and we felt like the city of Middletown deserved an upgrade to the old asset,” he said.
The new building features a dining room that can accommodate more than 30 people. The former restaurant only had a seating capacity for eight customers. The new layout of the building will also improve flow through the drive through, according to Saunders.
RGT manages more than 70 restaurants — including Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut — in Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois and Kentucky.