The UK’s first ever KFC is now set to close its doors forever.
Fishergate in Preston has been home to the KFC restaurant since it first opened in 1965. It was the first to open in the country and has been there ever since.
The company has now chosen not to renew their lease on the building.
Preston has three other KFC premises in the city to offer, but locals have reacted to the news with sadness, stating that the closing of the restaurant will be the end of a part of Preston’s history.
Original reports of the closure came with claims that this KFC was due to close in early 2015, when the lease on the building will expire.
However it now looks that it is possible that management have decided to shut early.
The image above shows a sign currently occupying the window of this KFC branch, stating that it will not be open until further notice, found on December 3rd by one of our reporters.