A KFC franchisee took over an old bank building and turned it into a restaurant. 
The building has floor to ceiling windows and a hanging lights.
It’s called the “Crystal Bucket” as a nod to Corning’s history as the Crystal City because of its glass making history.

On May 3, KFC opened one of the most impressive restaurants in its 25,000-location portfolio in Painted Post, New York.

KFC repurposed the Chemung Canal Trust Company bank building into the “Crystal Bucket,” named for its large windows.

The name and floor-to-ceiling windows are an homage to next-door neighbor Corning’s reputation as “The Crystal City,” for glass company Corning Incorporated and the Corning Museum of Glass.

“Distinctive and original, just like the iconic bucket, this new KFC features a unique design fitting for a region known for innovation,” VP of marketing activation for KBP Brands Tonya Mangels said in a statement.

Aside from the main atrium, everything about the building had to be repurposed to accommodate a fast food restaurant.

The whole building had to be stripped from its days as a bank to be turned into a restaurant.

About 70% of KFC’s US sales are through drive-thrus, so developer KBP included an updated drive-thru in the new design.

Though it’s not a double drive-thru, it’s clearly updated with clean lines and wood accents.

The drive-thru is more than just functional.

It also shows off the “American Showman” update that’s been rolled out in other KFC locations, both new and retrofitted.

Source: Nelson Worldwide

The design is intended to “celebrate the legacy of Colonel Sanders while also bringing his down-home values and showmanship to life,” designers at Nelson said of the American Showman branding.

Over two-thirds of KFC’s restaurants are now decorated in this style.

The contrasting red, white, and black are eye-catching from the street…

…though of course not as eye-catching as the massive windows.

The sign felt very classic KFC though, with a drawing of Colonel Sanders.

Every sign and piece of the exterior is a way to hammer home the KFC brand, which is all about tasty chicken.

The windows are stunning, and also provide ample real estate for photos of fried chicken to lure customers inside.

I especially liked the tiny details outside, …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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