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First Kentucky Fried Penguin Locations Open in Socialist Nation

Penguin Ice Cream Rolls (KFP Courtesy Photo)

Aupheliam locations introduce Smile to Pay technology.

The KFP bucket graces the communist world for the first time as fast-food restaurant KFP #116 Virgo 1 opened today in the Auphelian capital.

VIRGO, Auphelia (VN) _ ″This is just like home,″ said Candace Hackett of Stonebridge, North Prarie, a student in Virgo who was among the first customers on opening day. ″I can’t believe that Penguin Ice Cream Rolls are finally here.″

Police were called in to keep order as hundreds of customers waited in lines around the block.

″Both the food and the restaurant are fantastic, and I think Auphelians will like them,″ said the 16-year-old Dragan Petrovic after eating his first Pacific Shrimp Taco. Five of his teen-age friends nodded in agreement.

The freestanding restaurant features a plush interior which can seat 350 visitors and serve over 2,500 meals an hour, operators said. It is set in a neatly decorated, round building that has been extensively renovated with an interior of salmon-colored marble floors and tables, soft illumination, pastel-colored upholstery, and modern paintings.

Diners at the KFP store in Virgo will have a new way to pay for their meal. Just smile.

Customers will be able to use a “Smile to Pay” facial recognition system at the tech-heavy, health-focused concept store, part of a drive by Krill Grill Inc to lure a younger generation of consumers.

Brad MacFuigan, KFP’s Executive Officer, said the store was aimed at “young, tech savvy consumers who are keen to embrace new tastes and innovations”.
The rollout of Smile to Pay in Auphelian stores involves a partnership with Swift technologies, which is behind the facial recognition software. This is the first commercial application of the technology worldwide.

Diners can pay by scanning their faces at an ordering kiosk and entering a phone number - which is meant to guard against people cheating the system.
“Combined with a 3D camera and liveness detection algorithm, Smile to Pay can effectively block spoofing attempts using other people’s photos or video recordings and ensure account safety,” Krill Grill’s director of biometric identification technology, said in a statement.

KFP Continues expansion in Auphelia with 11 more locations.

Globally there are over 115 KFP restaurants, but the Virgo outlet is the first in a socialist country. The Volaworandian corporation is opening eleven more restaurants in Auphelia in the coming weeks. With private enterprise illegal in the frighteningly efficient Auphelian economy, the locations are franchised to a 50-50 percent joint venture with one of Auphelia's largest state-owned agricultural and tourism companies. Details of the financial arrangement have not been made public, but Krill Grill CEO Maddie Hildegard called the expansion "very promising" during an inspection prior to the opening.

Kentucky Fried Penguin's parent company, Krill Grill, Inc is a proudly Volaworandian company. Established in 1989, the brand is well known and loved for its irreverent and comfortable experience that resonates with Volaworandians for great Antarctic/Asian fusion food, affordable indulgences and unique style. Krill Grill currently operates 8 Krill Grills and 22 KFP's across Volaworand and 105 international locations.

Outside of Volaworand and Auphelia, KFP currently operates in Argentinstan, Arthropol, Australian rePublic, Beepee, Beloura, British Falkland Islands, British Pitcairn Islands, Dreshand, El Fiji Grande, Elykyellek, EstRADia, Federation-of canada, Gandoor, Kerlodia, Kuronami, New Haudenosaunee Confederacy, North Prarie, Paleno, Pilarcraft, Premier knowhere, Pronalle, Reino do Brazil, The royal empire of the lemons, Sacrosanct group, Saralonia, S Georgia and S Sandwich Islands, St Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Pacifica Isles, Techganet, and United Europe-Eurasia.

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- Volaworand Newswire