This is the third article in a series on Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in the Caribbean. The first article looked at the number of KFC stores across the Caribbean while the second looked at countries with the most KFC stores per 100,000 people. In this article, I want to answer the following question: What is the price, in U.S. Dollars, of a KFC Zinger only sandwich across the Caribbean?
Why the Zinger? For starters, with the exception of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, the sandwich is largely homogeneous. In Jamaica, you get a slice of cheese with your Zinger, and in the Cayman Islands, you can get bacon and cheese (this doesn’t appear to be the case elsewhere, for example, in Barbados and Trinidad). Zinger’s are also a common menu item found in KFC stores across the Caribbean.
Prices for Zinger only sandwiches were obtained from Caribbean KFC stores via their website or Facebook pages. These prices were then converted to U.S. Dollars using the XE Currency Converter website.
Prices obtained were in local currency and are current. As a side note, after gathering prices for this article, I felt a craving for KFC and purchased a meal at KFC Movietowne POS (Trinidad). I can confirm that the Zinger price on the KFC Trinidad website, at the time of this post, was the same price in store ($25 TTD).
A few come to mind: 1) Currency conversion rates may vary slightly. 2) Slight differences in Jamaica and Cayman Islands Zinger configurations versus rest of the Caribbean. 3) Pricing displayed online may not be current. 4) No pricing for Grenada and The Bahamas at the time of this post.
Findings and Discussion
Converted to U.S. Dollars, KFC Bermuda is the most expensive place ($8.25 USD) to buy a Zinger only sandwich, while the cheapest is Trinidad ($3.70 USD). The average price in the Caribbean is: $5.00 USD.
Finally, these results may also contribute, albeit in a small way, towards the representation and study of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in the Caribbean.