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KFC, until 1991 known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is an American fast-food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world's second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald's, with almost 20,000 locations globally in 123 countries and territories as of December 2015. The chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, a restaurant company that also owns the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and WingStreet chains.

History with the Macy's Parade

KFC teamed with Macy's for the first time in 2015, to help create the ultimate road trip when Colonel Sanders takes his 17-foot long Cadillac (note the COOPE-1 license plate) on a musical journey from the Bluegrass State to the Big Apple. From the neon lights of a Kentucky café sign to the bright lights of New York City, this float depicts that journey with details that include the actual road signs a traveler would encounter along the way. It was retired after the 2017 Parade.

Guest Stars

Below, you will find a list of every performer/celebrity that has performed/appeared on the float.

  • 2015 - Mispo; performed "Bad Penny"
  • 2016 - Easton Corbin; performed "Let's Ride"
  • 2017 - Dustin Lynch; performed "Small Town Boy"
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