KFC Malaysia was honoured to receive a courtesy visit by Prime Minister, Y.A.B Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at KFC UTM Gurney Mall to officiate the opening of the newly-established KFC restaurant near Residensi UTMKL, Jalan Semarak today.
KFC UTM Gurney Mall was built from a strategic collaboration between QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd (QSR Brands), the sole operator of KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Holdings Sdn Bhd (UTM), to enhance the commercial offerings and dining experience to the residents, students and working community around the area.
Dato’ Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim, President & Chief Executive of Johor Corporation and Chairman of QSR Brands who was present today highlighted that the commercial collaboration with local public universities such as UTM is an excellent strategy for QSR Brands to expand its service network to leading campuses around the country. “This will allow QSR Brands to further strengthen its position as a market leader in the country by tapping into the institutions’ resources. The opening KFC UTM Gurney Mall marks our 22nd KFC restaurant this year and this is in line with our goal of opening 23 outlets in total as part of KFC's brand development strategy,” he added.
Also present during the ceremony were YB Dr. Maszlee Malik, Minister of Education, together with Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azahari Mohamed Kamil, Managing Director of QSR Brands and Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, Vice Chancellor of UTM.
The launching of KFC UTM Gurney Mall by Prime Minister was in tandem with the official launching of Residensi UTMKL, a latest residency project by the institution and UTM’s Premier Lecture in conjunction with MJIIT Japan Day 2018 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
About QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd (QSR Brands):
A franchisee of 800 KFC restaurants in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and Cambodia, QSR is also the operator of Pizza Hut in Malaysia and Singapore, with more than 380 restaurants in Malaysia and 80 restaurants in Singapore. In addition to its restaurant operations, it is extensively involved in breeder and contract broiler farming, hatchery, poultry production and processing as well as a host of ancillary businesses including baking, commissary and sauce production. This makes QSR the first and only fully-integrated food operator in Malaysia. QSR and its subsidiaries guarantee full halal compliance to customers in all of the Group’s markets. Every aspect of the food manufacturing process follows strict controls and accepts only certificates recognized by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) and strictly adheres to MS1500:2009.