Photo Credit To Thord Daniel Hedengren (Flickr)
Today the Christmas chicken dinner set goes out for 4,980yen compared to 834yen, which was already considered quite pricey in the mid-seventies. KFC Japan opened for the first time in 1970 and quickly gained popularity and it was during that same year, at the World Exposition in Osaka that alongside other American fast food chains like McDonalds, it met great marketing results and kick started the Westernized “fast food” movement in Japan.
It was the simplicity and “Americaness” rather the religious association of it that caught people’s attention.
Japan is currently the 3rd largest market for KFC with 1,200 outlets.