The restaurant's design and operations incorporate energy efficiency, the use of environmentally friendly materials, and waste diversions.
According to KFC, the brand plans to open 20 more such restaurants by 2022, to allow people to enjoy their beloved KFC foods in a much more responsible manner.
KFC India has launched an effort called 'KFConscious,' which aims to establish sustainable restaurants' by utilizing energy efficiency and environmentally friendly materials, the company announced on Sunday.
According to the business, the city's first sustainable restaurant has opened in Thiyagaraya Nagar (T Nagar).
"A first for the country's Quick Service Restaurant business," according to a corporate release, "the restaurant is located at Thiyagarayanagar (T Nagar) in Chennai," demonstrating the brand's dedication to sustainable growth.
"KFC's efforts with the KFConscious project are in line with the company's overall goal of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 46% by 2030. This comes on top of a pledge to make all plastic-based consumer-facing packaging recoverable or reusable by 2025, according to the statement.
Energy efficiency, the use of environmentally friendly materials, and trash disposal are all included in the restaurant's design and operations. The brand's continued efforts in the journey are carried forward with this launch.
According to the corporation, another KFC location along the Yamunanagar Expressway food court is notable for its energy efficiency.
The business plans to open 20 more such restaurants by 2022, to allow customers to enjoy their favorite KFC recipes more responsibly, according the company.
KFC India's Managing Director, Samir Menon said, "We are passionate about feeding a future with more purpose and are committed to creating a better future for our customers, communities, and the environment. The initiative KFConscious has provided an impetus to our efforts in driving meaningful change and pioneering sustainable development in the restaurant industry.
The KFCConscious initiative has given us a boost in our efforts to bring about genuine change and pioneer sustainable development in the food business." "we are honored to help advance the conversation on sustainability and are proud to be able to shape the path ahead," he added.
According to company officials, the solar panels at the restaurant in Chennai would save roughly 18,000 units of electricity per year, while 100% of the water collected from The O system will be used for flushing in the washrooms.
Energy efficiency is ensured through the use of natural and LED lighting, while an energy management system in the kitchen ensures efficient use of electricity.
KFC has also used environmentally friendly materials for wall finishes, such as local clay tiles, according to the report.