Signs up at the establishment over the weekend indicated that the building was unsafe.

KFC (also commonly referred to as Kentucky Fried Chicken) is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, that specializes in fried chicken. It is the world's second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald's, with 22,621 locations globally in 150 countries as of December 2019.

The chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, a restaurant company that also owns the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

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For as long as I can remember, the KFC on Main Street in Poughkeepsie has been around. Many visits to that spot over the years for some of the Colonel's great fried chicken.

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As you can imagine, It was a big surprise to many hungry KFC fans who recently stopped at the location at 746-50 Main Street, only to find out that the restaurant was closed.

Signs on the front door of the KFC on Main Street in Poughkeepsie stating that the restaurant is closed. Courtesy Photo
Signs on the front door of the KFC on Main Street in Poughkeepsie stating that the restaurant is closed. Courtesy Photo
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A sign on the KFC restaurant at 746-50 Main Street in Poughkeepsie states, "We are Closed. Sorry for the inconvenience.'

Another sign from a Town of Poughkeepsie inspector reads,

DANGER: This building is unsafe and its use or occupancy has been prohibited by the Town of Poughkeepsie.

A date of 2/7/24 was posted on the sign.

No word on whether the closing of the Main Street Poughkeepsie KFC will be a temporary or permanent move. We tried calling the establishment but the phone just kept ringing and there was no message to inform customers of any other details. In the meantime, hungry KFC fans in the Poughkeepsie area will now have to travel to the next closest locations in Hopewell Junction or Fishkill to indulge in the Colonel's delicious chicken.

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