KFC's New Queen Street Mall Store Is the First in Brisbane Giving Away Excess Food to Those in Need

The fast-food chain has implemented its first Brisbane food recovery program, teaming up with Wesley Mission Queensland.
Sarah Ward
Published on September 01, 2022

For decades in Brisbane, the Queen Street Mall and one fast-food joint have basically been synonymous. If you haven't met someone outside Hungry Jack's, regardless of whether you're actually grabbing a burger, can you really call yourself a Brisbanite? No, no you can't. Now, however, there's another chain that you can use as a landmark — and also grab a quite bite to eat from — with KFC setting up shop in the busy CBD spot.

KFC fans will know that this is time-saving news, given that tucking into the Colonel's finger-lickin'-good chicken in the inner city has long involved a trip downstairs in the Myer Centre, or venturing over to the MacArthur food court past Edward Street. Even better: the new store isn't just giving Brisbane fried chicken fiends a more convenient location to get their chook fix, but is also doing the community a solid via its food recovery program.

The Queen Street Mall KFC, which opened on Thursday, September 1, is the first in Brisbane to team up with a charity to donate its excess food to those in need. Wesley Mission Queensland will receive the shop's surplus chicken, and then deliver it to folks doing it tough.

"KFC Queen Street Mall is our first location in Brisbane to partner with food recovery agency Wesley Mission Queensland to bring restaurant-prepared cooked surplus chicken to those in need," said a KFC spokesperson, announcing the news.

"In partnership with Foodbank Australia, their community partners and OzHarvest, KFC has over 30 restaurants nationally involved in the program to support local communities. We're delighted to continue our ongoing partnerships with these food rescue agencies, working closely with them to expand our Food Recovery Program across Australia."

For customers heading in-store, the new addition to the mall also sports locally sourced finishings, furniture and booth seating, plus a mural by Brisbane-based art-collective MCRT Studio. And, recycled glass benchtops and brick slips are a big feature.

Obviously, if you're reading an article about KFC, you already know what's on the menu.

Find KFC at 130A Queen Street, Brisbane — open 9am–10pm Sunday–Thursday and 9am–12am Friday–Saturday.

Published on September 01, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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