Tony Wang (left) with Peter Harman, the first global franchisee of KFC, in Beijing. Tony Wang (left) with Peter Harman, the first global franchisee of KFC, in Beijing.
Tony Wang (left) with Peter Harman, the first global franchisee of KFC, in Beijing.

The KFC China story: how Taiwanese businessman Tony Wang Tatung introduced a nation to fast food, and why there are no Chinese franchises overseas

  • When KFC opened in Beijing in 1987, it was the first US fast food outlet in any communist country
  • Tony Wang, who led the project, introduced new concepts, including hygiene and the art of queuing

Topic |   Food and Drinks
Tony Wang (left) with Peter Harman, the first global franchisee of KFC, in Beijing. Tony Wang (left) with Peter Harman, the first global franchisee of KFC, in Beijing.
Tony Wang (left) with Peter Harman, the first global franchisee of KFC, in Beijing.
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