KFC is back in the hart of Sunderland - almost a decade after it shut its doors.
The restaurant chain has returned to Market Square nine years after it closed, creating 50 jobs.
The new restaurant uses KFC’s latest design created for busy city and town centres.
Russell Gunning, KFC Operations Area Coach for Sunderland, said: "I’m a big fan of the new restaurant design – it looks amazing.
"I’m so happy that KFC has returned to Market Square and I’m especially proud to be opening my first KFC restaurant as an Area Coach.
"The team and I can’t wait for fans to come in and see the restaurant first hand."
In the coming weeks, the restaurant will be involved in KFC’s Food Donation Scheme, which sees unsold chicken frozen and donated to a local charity partner. The Market Square team is already planning a family fundraising day in support of a local charity.
Opening hours for the restaurant, located in Market Square, are 10am until 8pm Monday to Sunday.