Allegations that Prestige Holdings benefitted from information it had ahead of yesterday’s restart of business operations at KFC restaurants has staunchly been denied by CEO Simon Hardy.

Food businesses reopened in phase one of Government’s COVID-19 reopening plan.
The allegations were levelled against the Company by its main competitor Royal Castle, who was unable to open all of its restaurants yesterday in time for the start of business, because they could not get a full supply of chicken from their providers.

Unlike Royal Castle however, KFC was able to reopen the majority of their outlets and drew hundreds of customers who were eager for a taste of the meals after Government closed all food business as part of the COVID-19 lockdown measures, but Hardy reportedly said they were simply well prepared to restart and had made arrangements with their chicken suppliers, Arawak Limited, so once Government gave the go-ahead to reopen, they would be ready.

Prestige Holdings is the parent company of KFC, Subway, TGI Fridays, Starbucks and Pizza Hut.