Dietz said there is a continued interest in development near the new KFC.
“The conversations that we’re having with retailers whether that be on the QSR (quick-service restaurant) side, the sit-down restaurant side or regular retail side, is heavily focus on Bechtle Avenue,” Dietz said.
Doebele said that KFC is proud to be part of the Springfield community.
“We are excited to add another location, making KFC’s Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™ and Extra Crispy™ Tenders, Hot Wings™, KFC Famous Bowls®, Pot Pies, freshly hand prepared chicken sandwiches, biscuits and homestyle side items even more accessible,” she added.
The new KFC opens at 10:30 a.m. today.
There are more than 24,000 KFC restaurants in over 145 countries and territories around the world. The other Springfield KFC restaurant is located at 2407 E. Main St.