July and Trevor Spencer, and Tony Nakhonkhup with KFC area manager Ram Naivu and Venissa Abousleinam.
THE fast food company that swears it is 'finger lickin' good' celebrated their 50th anniversary in Australia on Friday.
In 1968, three years before the arrival of the American hamburger chain McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken - now known simply as KFC - opened the doors of their first Australian restaurant in Guildford with a staff of 25.
While that first store is long gone, the KFC brand has grown to more than 625 stores across the country and serves more than two million chicken loving customers a week.
KFC Australia managing director Nikki Lawson says Australia has embraced the brand and become "an important part of the community and economy".
"KFC was the very first American-style fast food chain to open in Australia and has had an amazing 50 years," she said.
A proud supporter of Aussie culture, KFC has been a sponsor of the Big Bash League (BBL) since it started in 2011 and a partner of Cricket Australia for the past 15 years, with hundreds of KFC 'Bucketheads' donning the iconic chicken buckets at BBL cricket matches around the country.