Apprentice Tate Graham on site, renovating the KFC store on the Bruce Hwy.
Apprentice Tate Graham on site, renovating the KFC store on the Bruce Hwy. Tanya Easterby

Fresher look with your KFC chook

WHEN it comes to renovations, Gympie's Kentucky Fried Chicken store is undergoing something not unlike realty television show The Block.

Not content with just a lick of paint and some new fittings, Collins foods, the owners of the store, has gutted the building and ripped up the grounds in preparation for the $1.4 million renovation.

Workers have been on site since April 1 pulling down the store.

At the moment the building is just a shell, all internal walls have been knocked down and only remnants of external walls remain.

The revamped restaurant will open bigger and better with a new kitchen and dining room, and a more modern, contemporary look.

Collins Foods managing director and CEO Kevin Perkins said while Gympie would be without KFC for a short while, the new modern restaurant would be well worth the wait.

"We are regularly reviewing the experience our customers have when they come to our restaurants to ensure we offer a pleasant and efficient store environment," Mr Perkins said.

Collins Foods Limited's state-wide expansion and upgrade program over the next two years was expected to include a number of new and upgraded KFC restaurants, as well as some restaurant relocations to better meet the needs of its customers.

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