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About Us

Fulenwider Enterprises, Inc. is a KFC & Taco Bell franchise headquartered in Morganton, NC. We opened our first KFC restaurant in Morganton in 1965 and now have 87 Yum! Brand restaurants throughout North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and West Virginia.

In addition to the Yum! Brands, Fulenwider also owns and operates other restaurants including Judge's Riverside Restaurant and Butch's BBQ in Morganton. We own two Firehouse Subs restaurant in Morganton and Hickory, NC, and we own the Colonel's Pantry convenience store, also in Morganton.

We focus strongly on catering for our customers' convenience. From fast food to fine dining, quick meals or major events, we can provide a convenient and professional dining experience for all occasions.

Fulenwider's CEO, Mike Fulenwider, has been in the business since his father, Judge Verbon Fulenwider started in 1965. Mike has worked diligently to build a strong family culture in the Fulenwider concept. We like to consider ourselves a people company as well as a restaurant company. We strive to provide avenues of growth to any Fulenwider Employee. Today, Mike's son, Michael is carrying on the legacy as the company's President, Mike's brother, Russ manages Caterings, and Mike's daughters Elle and Virginia have also joined the team - further exemplifying the family culture.