The Oldest KFC In Penang Is Closing Down For Good After 32 Years Of Operation

It's time to bid farewell to an architectural icon.

Cover image via Instagram @ceipull

It's the end of an era for one of the oldest and most iconic KFC outlets in Malaysia

On Friday, 15 March 2019, the KFC outlet in Jalan Larut, Penang will be serving its signature fried chicken for one last time after operating for over 30 years

A notice displayed at its front door (above) stated the fast food restaurant will cease operations permanently from Saturday, 16 March onwards.

It is believed that the landowner is planning to put the land up for sale and hence, will no longer be renting the space out to the fast food chain. 

Established in 1987, KFC Larut - as it is affectionately referred to by Penangites - is the first KFC to set up shop in the northern state

As such, it holds a special place in many a Penangite's heart.

For over three decades, KFC Larut was the hangout spot for first dates, family days out, and of course, birthday parties

Penang's oldest KFC branch particularly stands out for its unique architecture - the restaurant itself is housed within a 19th century colonial bungalow built by the British in 1830

Even as the restaurant underwent refurbishments through the years, the building's facade and interior architecture remained pretty much untouched barring additional modern touches like LED lights. 

Goodbye, KFC Larut! Thanks for all the childhood memories and fun times. :')

As we bid farewell to an icon, check out these photos from Penang's good ol' days:

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