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KFC to close in Albion on Thursday after 7-plus years

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Kentucky Fried Chicken is pictured today at 172 South Main St. The restaurant will be open for a final day on Thursday.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 October 2019 at 2:35 pm

ALBION – The Kentucky Fried Chicken in Albion will close after 11 p.m. on Thursday, its final day of business.

KFC opened on June 27, 2012. George Hsiao is owner of the plaza where KFC is located and is the franchisee through KFC. He is battling an illness and can’t continue in the role, prompting the KFC to close.

Sandra Chappius is a managing partner of the restaurant with Hsiao. She also runs Chap’s Elba Diner and a catering business. She doesn’t want to become the franchisee for the KFC in Albion, which would require a bigger time and financial commitment.

“It’s not a failure and it’s not going bankrupt,” Chappius said today. “We have very good customers and I love the people who work there. They are a wonderful, wonderful crew.”

The KFC has 11 employees. Chappius said they are hard workers.

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