There are whispers and clues and now photographic proof that The Colonel is testing a fast casual restaurant in its home state of Kentucky called "KFC eleven," which is a reference to the number of secret herbs and spices...get it?
Sites like The Consumerist and QSRweb.com have gathered evidence that when the chain shuttered a KFC in Louisville, it was to turn it into what they called an "Innovation Restaurant."
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From a found job posting the company has listed, we get more hints.
We've taken the best part of KFC (you guessed it... the chicken...), and crafted it into simple, fresh tastes for today. Flatbreads, sandwiches, salads and rice bowls share the menu with refreshing new drinks and indulgent sweets. And yet with all of this delicious, new food, we haven't forgotten our roots -you'll always be able to get the Colonel's famous Original Recipe Boneless chicken!
...which proves that it may still taste like chicken, but it sounds like Chipotle.