Compare And Contrast Kfc And Subway

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As a kid growing up, my mom always told me, “Daniel, whenever you have to buy food, be careful and always eat healthy”. These were profound words and I’ve always tried to abide by these rules. However, eating healthy while on a budget is usually a tough decision since ‘eating healthy’ is usually expensive. Also, my busy lifestyle limits my eating options to two international fast food franchises located on the island of Grenada where I reside; KFC and Subway.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is a fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken. Currently, it is the world’s second largest restaurant chain with franchises in over 118 countries. The company had humble beginnings with its roots sprouting in Kentucky, USA. KFC was founded
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However, unlike KFC, which has four outlets around the island, Subway has only three outlets, with only one outlet in St.George’s city, whereas KFC has two outlets in the city. The company was founded on August 28th, 1965 on humble beginnings, just like KFC. In 1965, Fred De Luca borrowed $1,000 USD from his friend Peter Buck to start a restaurant called ‘Pete’s Super Submarines’ in order to pay for medical school. In 1968, the sandwich restaurant was renamed ‘Subway’ and has outlets in 112 countries worldwide today.
Whenever I enter a Subway outlet in Grenada, I am always greeted by the smell of bread baking. Subway specializes in making sandwiches and assures their customers that they bake their bread daily and it is guaranteed fresh. Unlike KFC which has ‘meal deals’, Subway has a strict list of sandwiches and wraps in which you must choose from. Their prices are also higher than KFC; for example, one six inch sandwich would cost you $16 ECD.
Despite the higher prices, you have the assurance that you are always eating healthy. Subway prepares your sandwich in front of you in a systematic process where you choose everything: variety of vegetables, deli meats, cheeses, dressings, and your choice of bread. However, with KFC, the meals and chicken are pre-cooked and the constant use of oil and frying can lead to a higher cholesterol
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However, in Grenada, both KFC and Subway have been free from lawsuits and legal complaints from its customers and the state. Unlike the Subway franchise in the USA where the spokesman (Jared Bogle) was arrested for child pornography and the KFC franchise in New York which was sued due to a ‘misleading advertisement’, neither franchise on the island has been involved in a legal hearing. Additionally, both franchises on the island have websites and social media platforms in which they use to dialogue and inform customers on various topics on a daily

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