KFC Select: First in Canada

Diana Chan May 14, 2014 American, Fast Food, Kid Friendly, lunch, Two Beakers, Yorkville


KFC Select is a new concept restaurant to attract younger customers. This location close to Younge and Bloor is the first location to pop up in Canada. They are still sticking with what they do best … making chicken. Except, you won’t find any big buckets of chicken here.

The location opened last December and the exterior is mostly black to give it a modern look.


You can even find images of Colonel Sanders inside.


The interior reminds me of Chipotle. It’s very very similar.


They have 5 main items:

  • Chicken Burgers
  • Burritos
  • Bowls
  • Salads
  • Chicken Strips

Then you can choose to make it a combo or add any extra desserts. Interesting desserts – Kream Ball and Strawberry Cheesecake. I would have thought they would have chosen something more healthy.


You order like an assembly line, similarly to Chipotle.


Double Decker ($4.99) has two hand-breaded crispy chicken fillets with their special sauce and pickles between toasted sesame seed bun. Double crunchiness and M did enjoy it. Who can say no to fried chicken? I sure can’t.


Fresh Deluxe ($4.99) has one hand-breaded crispy chicken fillet with cilantro mayo, salsa roja, mild cheddar and crisp lettuce, freshly stacked on a toasted sesame seed bun. It is the same price as the double decker sandwich, but this one just has a single fillet.


To make it a combo, just add $3. You get a drink and a side. The sides you can choose from are:

  • Waffle Fries
  • Coleslaw
  • Side salad


Waffles fries was the side we got and it was pretty darn good. So addictive too. I like it crunchy.


California Chicken Bowl ($5.99) you get grilled chicken over cilantro rice topped with Guacamole, cilantro mayo, sour cream, and pico de gallo.


The bowl was ok, but it just contained so much sauce. It didn’t have a very healthy look to it.


They have a pretty awesome beverage fountain. I haven’t seen this in Vancouver yet, but it’s SO cool.


The pop dispenses through a touch pad. You will find all different Pepsi products like 7 Up, Brisk , Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper and Dole.


When you select pepsi, you can have regular, cherry, lime, vanilla, lime or strawberry. M really loved this machine!


Overall, KFC Select is great because they know they need to evolve to suit their consumers tastes. Unfortunately, there were so many ways of making their food healthier, but I just didn’t see it. It seemed like a weird mishmash of KFC and Chipotle. I would have loved to see some grilled chicken in their burgers rather than the crispy fried ones.

We Rate KFC Select

730 Yonge St
Toronto ON


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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.