If you’ve been down Mill Bay Road near Safeway anytime this week,
you’ve probably noticed the construction going on at the old, dormant
KFC building. It’s part of the long-rumored plans of local Subway mogul
Dan Rohrer to bring a joint Taco Bell-KFC to Kodiak. (Photo by
Dual Brand Restaurant Will Feature Items From Both Menus
you’ve been down Mill Bay Road near Safeway anytime this week, you’ve
probably noticed the construction going on at the old dormant KFC
part of the long-rumored plans of Subway mogul Dan Rohrer to bring a
joint Taco Bell-KFC to Kodiak. Rohrer says the work being done right
now will provide additional seating in the restaurant.
(Taco Bell 1 :19s “…about 62 people.”)
says there are over 600 KFC-Taco Bell combos in the country. The plan
is to feature a mostly full menu from each brand. But unlike some dual
brand restaurants down south, you won’t have to go to a separate
counter if you want to order food from both menus.
(Taco Bell 2 :45s “…a seamless experience.”)
a franchisee, Rohrer says it’s been quite a process to get to this
point. He bought the building about three years ago. After hiring a
management team, he had to send them to San Diego for four months of
training in an existing KFC-Taco Bell restaurant. He says they still
have about a month to go before they’ll be fully up to speed. Then
they’ll come back and start hiring employees, about 50 total.
he’s done with his two Subway locations in town, Rohrer says he wants
to take things slow and provide the best possible experience for his
(Taco Bell 3 :17s “…getting after it.”)
says the goal has been to open the new restaurant in mid-June. But he
says he wouldn’t be surprised if it got pushed back to July. He says
he’d be really disappointed in himself if people in Kodiak weren’t
enjoying bean burritos and chicken buckets by August.