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KFC to reopen on Thursday in Albion

Photos by Tom Rivers: Some of the staff members for the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Albion include general manager Christina Lopez, center. The other employees include from left: Nathan Gobe, Ashlie Restivo, Colin Downey, Mike Brown and Storm Boyce.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 March 2020 at 12:43 pm

Restaurant will have drive-through, take-outs

Terry Farrington, district manager for seven KFCs, is joined by general manager Christina Lopez at the Albion restaurant, 168 South Main St.

ALBION – The Kentucky Fried Chicken in Albion will reopen on Thursday with a new owner.

The KFC at 168 South Main St. closed on Oct. 10 after seven-plus years in Albion. George Hsiao was the previous franchisee through KFC. He closed the restaurant after suffering a serious illness.

BBG North is the new owner. The company operates several KFCs and Taco Bell restaurants in Western New York.

The Albion site will be limited to drive-through and take-outs initially, per state directives due to the coronavirus health concerns. For take-outs, customers can walk inside the KFC to place their order, but they cannot dine inside.

The KFC opens each day at 10:30 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m., except on Friday and Saturday when it will close at 11 p.m.

Terry Farrington, district manager for seven KFCs, said the Albion site was successful under the previous owner.

When the KFC is fully operational, Farrington said he anticipates it will have 30 employees in Albion.

Christina Lopez is the general manager. Some of the current employees include some who worked under the previous ownership.

She is looking forward to the KFC being open to the public.

“Customer satisfaction is our priority,” she said. “The best part of this business is the thrill of customers being served in a friendly atmosphere.”

Ashlie Restivo finishes a sign for the grand re-opening of the KFC in Albion.

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