Shuttering does not help as KFC outlet vandalised

Published: September 21, 2012
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The KFC outlet near PIDC which was vandalised by protesters on Friday. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

The KFC outlet near PIDC which was vandalised by protesters on Friday. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

The KFC outlet near PIDC which was vandalised by protesters on Friday. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS A multistoried outlet of American fast food chain KFC was burnt by protesters in Karachi in May 2005. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

NEW YORK: Having suffered from public wrath in the past when its outlets have been burnt, Kentucky Fried Chicken, commonly known as KFC, decided to shutter its outlets in Pakistan on Friday, CNN reported.

Yum! Brands, which owns the fast food chain globally cited the damage one of its outlets suffered during protests in Libya as the reason behind shutting its outlets in Pakistan.

However, the move did not prevent its outlets in Pakistan from escaping unscathed. A KFC outlet near PIDC in Karachi was damaged by angry rioters who managed to break into the outlet and vandalise the interior.

KFC has over 60 outlets in 21 Pakistani cities, many of which descended into violent protests on Friday.

The chain is not new to violence at the hands of protesters and rioters in Pakistan. Twice it has suffered the wrath of angry mobs. In 2005, an outlet was burned in Karachi. Another outlet was burned in the same city in 2009.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly mentioned KFC as KCF in the headline. The error is regretted.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Faheem
    Sep 21, 2012 - 11:15PM

    Dudes, its KFC!Recommend

  • 908141
    Sep 21, 2012 - 11:34PM

    KFC*Recommend

  • Kiran Asad Javed
    Sep 22, 2012 - 12:06AM

    Please guys.. read the title of this clipping.. its KFC and not KCF!!!

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  • AMAKY
    Sep 22, 2012 - 12:17AM

    You wrote this article in such a haste. KCF ?

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  • Fareed
    Sep 22, 2012 - 12:26AM

    Are you sure KCF? ;-)

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  • Sep 22, 2012 - 12:37AM

    KCF?Recommend

  • Hairaan
    Sep 22, 2012 - 12:56AM

    The tile should read KFC instead of KCF.

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  • Anwar
    Sep 22, 2012 - 12:58AM

    Good we dont deserve good food.

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  • Positive Pakistani
    Sep 22, 2012 - 1:17AM

    is it for permanent? :O

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  • Majid
    Sep 22, 2012 - 2:32AM

    “Cited the damage one of its outlets suffered during protests in Libya as the reason behind shutting its outlets in Pakistan.” Damage suffered in Libya, outlets closed in Pakistan? What kind of reaction that is?

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  • Umer
    Sep 22, 2012 - 3:59AM

    now we can revert back to payaa and nihari to control our cholestrol levelRecommend

  • Sep 22, 2012 - 5:26AM

    Pakistanis have already learned making Broasts and Zingers, You were NOT doing more business than a corner side Broast and Roll Shop anyways…Recommend

  • Pir Bulle Shah
    Sep 22, 2012 - 5:46AM

    Throw out these imperialistic exploiters of Pakistanis. Pakistan does not need their poison.

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  • Sep 22, 2012 - 6:00AM

    Protest in high security zone? Something fishy.

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  • nemomil
    Sep 22, 2012 - 11:26AM

    @Pir Bulle Shah:
    Those who condone arson and looting should be in jail.

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  • Sk
    Sep 22, 2012 - 11:44AM

    and most of the people here has problem with spellings but not with what happened to KCF or KFC.

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  • wildthing
    Sep 23, 2012 - 10:06AM

    best way to display love with the Prophet is to become as rowdy as possible, burn properties of our own ppl, possibly kill our own people….destroy any possible chances of letting a poor man remain employed…..
    I dont think it is of any use to write here because ppl wont read it…but any of these hooligans ever thought of the consequences….? ppl employed in these places are ordinary pakistanis struggling with daily life and with this thing damaged they might not have work….
    I request them to continue with thier crazy ways but not use Prophets pure name for all this…..

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