Whitehorse KFC franchise to reopen

New owners will reopen Whitehorse's Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise this summer after a three year hiatus.

New owners to open doors in mid-June after three-year hiatus

Whitehorse’s Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise will reopen this summer after being closed for three years.

Peter Allan and his wife Joy have purchased the deep-fried chicken outlet for just under a million dollars and are planning to re-open it in mid-June.

"I thought it would be a really good idea to open it again," he said. "I think it's been sorely missed and of course everybody is excited about it."

Allen said his wife will manage the restaurant. It will undergo extensive renovations to update the equipment.

Allen said more than two dozen workers will be hired when it reopens, from the local workforce and through the Yukon immigrant nominee program.