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Brian C. Rittmeyer

The aroma of 11 herbs and spices will be wafting over part of New Kensington on Saturday.

The renovated and remodeled KFC on Stevenson Boulevard in the city’s Parnassus area is set to open that day, according to Ron Hindman, chief operating officer for the KFC division at Ampex Brands, which owns the store.

The restaurant will open at 10:30 a.m. Its regular hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

The restaurant closed in 2011 and the building had sat unused since then. A KFC in Harrison also closed that year, but has since become a Bob’s Sub location.

The new design of the New Kensington KFC , known as “American Showman,” plays up the history of KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders. Sanders died in December 1980 at the age of 90.

Hindman said asphalt work would be done outside the restaurant Thursday and then parking-lot stripes would be put down.

“We look forward to being a great neighbor and another alternative for everyone in New Kensington with their food choices,” Hindman said.

About 30 people will work at the restaurant, Hindman said. They’re still hiring for team members and management positions.

Brian Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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