After the sudden closure of the last KFC in Quebec City, the company says it plans to open more restaurants across the province.\nThe recent closure, the company says, is part of a greater rebranding effort.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe closure of the last KFC location in Quebec City shook the Quebec media landscape on Monday, worrying consumers who have seen a steady decline in the number of restaurants in the province. According to reports, employees at the KFC (or PFK, in Quebec) franchise on boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel were notified Sunday of the sudden closure of their workplace, concluding what appeared to be a slow retreat from the capital for the popular American fast-food chain.\nNews of the closure quickly elicited strong public reactions regarding the manner in which employees were informed, as well as the future of the restaurant in the province, including the handful in the Montreal area.\nIn a statement to MTL Blog, KFC Canada Director of Development, Jamie Hood, explained that “we have made the decision to close this restaurant in Quebec City in an effort to revitalize the KFC brand."\n"This closure is in no way a reflection of the dedication and contributions of our valued team members, rather part of a broader strategy to modernize our brand and to continue delivering the exceptional service our customers have come to know and expect from us."\nHood further reassured that KFC will maintain its presence in Quebec and even has plans to expand:\n"Regarding our future plans for the Quebec market, we are still committed to serving the world’s best tasting chicken."\nView this post on Instagram Slide for a surprise...yes, it's more chicken! A post shared by KFC Canada (@kfc_canada) on Nov 25, 2019 at 11:22am PST\n"We are currently in the process of re-franchising, and our new Franchise Partner is aiming to open 10-15 new restaurants across the province in the next several years."\nExisting KFC locations are also in for a facelift. The new partner, says Hood, "will also be investing a significant amount of capital in renovations and upgrades on existing assets across the same timeframe.”\nView this post on Instagram Cue "Hungry Eyes" 🎵🎵🎵 A post shared by KFC Canada (@kfc_canada) on Nov 15, 2019 at 8:55am PST\nKFC will face mounting competition in the province, however.\nA spokesperson for Filipino chain Jollibee told MTL Blog that the company plans to open its first Quebec location in the coming years.\nView this post on Instagram Getting chub-bee 🐝 台北俗終於吃到Jollibee啦！ 據說是菲律賓人人都愛連鎖速食店～ 眼睛很大，臉上掛著迷樣微笑的紅色蜜蜂是它的標誌，招牌餐點是炸雞 (Chickenjoy) 配白飯🍗🍚 炸雞不得不說真的蠻優秀的耶！跟拿坡里的炸雞有的一拼 (但我真的無法配飯吃😂) 我們還另外點了漢堡和熱狗，但是這些就還好啦～ 最驚豔的除了炸雞之外還有 Peach Mango Pie！芒果味道的派很特別🍑🥭 . . . . . . . . . #세부 #Cebu #jollibee #philippines #travel #fun #fastfood #foodporn #instaview #instapic #instadaily #potd #instamood #instafood #foodie #chubbygirl #instaview #vacation #宿霧 #旅行 A post shared by Hannah (@nanacool__) on Sep 15, 2019 at 6:30am PDT\nTaiwanese purveyor of fried chicken, Hot-Star, is also set to open its second Montreal Island location in spring 2020.\nStay tuned for more fast-food news.