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KFC Celebrates 50 Years Since Opening First Aussie Store

Can it really be fifty years since the Colonel first arrived in Australia?!?

Hard to believe but April 27th marks the half century since KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken as it was then known, opened their first ever restaurant down under.

The first Aussie store opened it's doors in Guildford in Sydney's west three years before McDonald's opened it's first restaurant 10 kilometers down the road at Yagoona.  

To commemorate the 50th anniversary since opening its first store KFC have released one of its first Australian menus, and boy have times changed.

Back then, a dinner box of three pieces of chicken with whipped potato and gravy, coleslaw and a roll would cost you $1.30.

Today, a box containing three drumsticks, chips, mash and gravy, a roll and soft drink will set you back over $11.

A bucket of 21 pieces in the 1960s chicken cost $5.20 , today that’s it's $34.95.

You could also sample tangy coleslaw (55c), cold drinks (16c) and hot chips (20c for a small serve).

To celebrate their 50th this Friday KFC will give away free chicken in retro buckets at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal.

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