American fast food giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken recently opened its first concept upscale restaurant called KFC Route 25 in Tokyo. Located in Tokyo’s trendy Shimokitazawa district, the store spans 795 square-feet across three floors.
Themed after the U.S. Route 25 highway which passes in front of the original Sanders Cafe in Kentucky, the new restaurant combines Col. Sanders’ traditional Kentucky Fried Chicken with a number of original dishes including tomato spaghetti with fried eggplant, six-cheese pizza drizzled with maple syrup, 3 sausage set and a grain & bean salad.
The first two floors operate like any other KFC chain while the Route 25 ‘Good ‘ol America’-themed bar on the top floor opens daily after 5:00 pm. In addition to a fully-stocked whiskey menu, KFC Route 25 serves a variety of specialty cocktails including the Early Times High Ball and Mint Sparkle. KFC Japan said it plans to limit the stores to shopping and entertainment districts in Tokyo because of their young customer base.
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