Sentinel Staff

The KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Keene, as shown from the rear Monday, is undergoing renovations.

The KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Keene is temporarily closed to allow for a remodeling of the building, according to a KFC spokeswoman.

The restaurant at 85 Key Road closed May 11 and is slated to reopen by mid-summer. The building will be fully renovated, the spokeswoman said.

“The exterior of the building will feature KFC’s signature American Showman design aesthetic, which includes many elements that pay tribute to KFC Founder Colonel Harland Sanders and the brand’s heritage, including its signature red and white stripes,” the spokeswoman said in an email Tuesday.

She said she didn’t have details on the interior’s remodel, but noted the restaurant will seat the same number of patrons and will continue to feature both KFC and Taco Bell. A banner outside the eatery indicates it is hiring.

Olivia Belanger can be reached at 352-1234, extension 1439, or obelanger@keenesentinel.com. Follow her on Twitter @OBelangerKS.