KFC restaurant to open in Washington Township

March 29, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - About 30 people showed up at a job fair Monday seeking management and salaried employment at a KFC fast-food restaurant.

The restaurant is scheduled to open in July in Washington Township, near Rouzerville, Pa., by Aarsand & Co., company officials said Monday.

The daylong job fair was held in the basement of the Always There Hook & Ladder Fire Co. on South Potomac Street.


Sharon Smith, human resources director for Aarsand & Co., in Hunt Valley, Md., said a second job fair will be held in June for hourly paid restaurant workers.

Smith said the new restaurant will need a manager, three assistants and up to 40 hourly employees or team members, as the company prefers to call them.

Dave Czapski, regional manager for the company, declined to state salaries.

Czapski said the restaurant will be built in the vicinity of the AC&T gas station/convenience store at 11055 Buchanan Trail East and the Food Lion grocery store at 11105 Buchanan Trail East.

Ground for the restaurant will be broken Friday with completion by mid-July, Czapski said.

Smith said the number of job applicants represented a good turnout. Second interviews will be scheduled for qualified applicants, she said.

Manager applicants need previous restaurant experience. "That's especially important for a new store," she said.

Knut Aarsand, who died in 2002, founded the company that bears his name in 1983, opening a KFC restaurant in Havre de Grace, Md. Today, the chain operates 51 restaurants in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, Smith said.

The brand names of the restaurants it operates include KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, Smith said.

The company reported sales in 2004 of $48 million. It has more than 1,100 full- and part-time employees.

Interested job applicants can call 1-800-569-1011.

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