Karachi: Following severe and swiftly growing anti-American protests in the country Yum! Brands now seek to shutter all of its KFC franchises in Pakistan. The decision has been taken after one of its KFC restaurants was set ablaze in Lebanon last week, the company said Friday.
“We are closing down our KFC restaurants in Pakistan as a precautionary measure,” said Yum! Brands spokesman Christopher Fuller. “However, they will frequently monitor the circumstances to decide when to re-open.”
It is to mentio here that KFC has more than 60 restaurants in 21 Pakistani cities, and it also has a momentous presence across the Muslim world. In 11 Middle Eastern cities, franchises are on ground of a division of the company called KFC Arabia.
Update: KFC last night denied the reports circulating in Pakistani media regarding its closure in Pakistan.