Singapore – KFC has put the chic in chicken with their new staff uniforms conceptualised by a fashion designer.
KFC has introduced a new design of uniforms for employees in Singapore. No more drab t-shirts for staff working with Colonel Sanders.
Starting on July 1 (Monday), KFC staff will be donning four new uniform designs, according to a company press release.
Service staff will have the iconic red and white-striped shirt with a full red right sleeve and full black left sleeve. A small black ribbon tied in a bow was added to stay true to Colonel Sanders’ fashion.
Shift managers have simpler yet modern-looking designs with a red polo shirt and black collar and a red-white-black patterned shirt.
Expecting women were not forgotten with a maternity gown that stays true to the KFC colour scheme of red, white and black.
The managerial uniform may look simple and similar to the shift managers’ design except for the more intricate stitching and full-length zipper.
All of the designs include the KFC logo.
General manager of KFC Singapore, Ms Lynette Lee, shared that the uniform designs were created to extend the pride and appreciation the company has for its staff.
Thomas Wee, a veteran local fashion designer with over 30 years of experience up his sleeve, was responsible for the new line. He kept comfort and functionality in mind while conceptualising the designs and hopes that this change will help boost employee morale.
Meanwhile, netizens are not convinced.
“It’s the same everywhere, make everything so beautiful by upgrading the workplace, the uniform except the staff welfare,” commented a certain Boon Heong Lee.
Many agreed and noted that new uniforms won’t help boost staff morale for long. “Paying increments and other benefits will,” said Terence Chiew.
In addition to the refreshing uniform designs, Margaret Chong had another suggestion: “Better to refresh food offerings.”
Should we expect the food to become finger-lickin’ good now that the staff are lookin’ good? -/TISG