KFC Senior Discount: Age, Amount, etc (+ Other Fast Food Discounts)

Short Answer: Most Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) locations offer a senior discount of around 5% to 10% off the total cost of a meal. The discount is available to customers who are at least 55 years old and can provide proper ID. For more about the KFC senior discount, as well as other KFC deals and the senior discounts available at similar fast food chains, see below.

KFC Senior Discount

The senior discount at KFC varies by location. We called KFC corporate customer service to identify available senior discounts. We were told that nearly all locations offer a senior discount, and it is rare for a location to opt out. However, KFC locations are part of a franchise system, so each location is operated under a different owner. Because of this, the senior discount may be different from one restaurant to another depending on what the owner deems appropriate.

Typically, seniors can receive anywhere from 5% to 10% off their entire purchase.[1] However, some locations may elect to offer benefits like a free drink with each purchase instead of offering a discount. The most common senior discount is 10% off the entire purchase price, but this excludes family meals and already discounted items, such as the Fill Up meals.[1]

Age Requirement

Anyone aged 55 years or older is eligible for the KFC senior discount. The only requirement to receive the senior discount is that you must be able to present a valid ID that includes both photo and birth date.[1]

Other KFC Deals

If you’re looking to feed your family on a budget, KFC offers plenty of promotions for its classic American food, specifically its $5 Fill Up Buckets. These promotions are ongoing, but you cannot combine these special deals with a senior discount. Some of the most popular deals available at all KFC locations:[2]

  • $5 Fill Up featuring Famous Bowl, cookie, and medium drink
  • $5 Fill Up featuring chicken breast, larger mashed potatoes, biscuit, cookie, and medium drink
  • $5 Fill Up featuring pot pie, cookie, and medium drink
  • $5 Fill Up featuring two-piece drumstick and thigh, larger mashed potatoes, biscuit, cookie, and medium drink
  • $20 Fill Up featuring eight-piece original or extra crispy chicken (or 12-piece chicken tenders), large cole slaw, two large mashed potatoes, and four biscuits
  • $30 Full Up featuring everything from the $20 Fill Up plus an extra eight-piece original or extra crispy (or 12-piece chicken tenders)

Similar Fast Food Restaurants With Senior Discounts

KFC isn’t the only chain with a senior discount. We also reached out to customer support for the restaurants listed below to confirm that they offer senior discounts at their restaurant locations.

  • Arby’s (65+)
  • Chick-fil-A (minimum age varies by location)
  • Hardees (as previously reported)
  • McDonald’s (as previously reported)
  • Taco Bell (40+)
  • Wendy’s (60+)
  • Captain D’s (65+)

For even more options, see our list of more than 90 senior discounts by age.

  1. KFC corporate customer service (800) 225-5532[][][]
  2. https://www.kfc.com/menu/promotions[]

2 comments

  • I am aware of the KFC senior discount and use it at 2 local KFC’s. I twice inquired on the Facebook site of the Marietta, Ga KFC (The Big Chicken on Cobb Pky) as to their discount and got no reply. Do you know which sort of discount is available at this location?

    • Rebecca Turley says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hi Bill,

      Because KFC restaurants are franchises, not all locations offer discounts. And unfortunately, the KFC (Big Chicken) in Marietta on Cobb Pike told us that they do not offer any senior discounts.