Fast food chain to inoculate all employees, to donate COVID vaccines to gov’t

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    KFC Philippines has joined the GoNegosyo-initiated private-sector campaign to bring into the country ample doses of COVID-19 vaccines in support of the government’s massive inoculation program to speed up socio-economic recovery.

    Jerome Tuguin, KFC Philippines president, said the fast food chain purchased COVID-19 vaccines for their employees and for donation to the government via GoNegosyo’s “A Dose of Hope Program” and with the assistance of the Philippine Franchise Association.

    “Our goal is to inoculate our employees across the entire chain of our integrated operations, from our farm in Bulacan all the way to our stores. This is part of the fast food chain’s commitment to safeguard the health of our customers while ensuring a safe working environment for our employees,” Tuguin added.

    As soon as the pandemic broke out, the fast food chain implemented stricter health and safety protocols in all its stores nationwide as prescribed by the government.

    Its chicken is prepared in-store and pressure fried at 185 degrees centigrade to ensure food safety, freshness, and quality while locking in the flavors.

    The fast food chain is also strictly implementing its contactless delivery protocol. There are also cashless payment options for dine-in, takeout, drive thru, and delivery channels.

    “The Philippine economy has started to recover since the third quarter of 2020 with the easing of community restrictions. One way to sustain the growth of our consumption-driven economy is to boost consumer confidence further, which can be achieved through the vaccination program,” Tuguin stressed.

    As part of the green initiative, Tuguin said the fast food chain launched its e-bike fleet for delivery, making it the first QSR in the country to shift to an eco-friendly mode of food delivery on a wide scale.

    It also recently opened the business to franchisees, allowing entrepreneurs throughout the country to join the fast-growing QSR chain.