31 August 2011

A fried planet: KFC becomes first American fast food franchise to enter E. Africa

The good citizens of the Republic of Kenya now have a new way to satisfy their hunger and destroy their health in one fell swoop, thanks to KFC.

The Louisville-based franchise becomes the first fast food establishment to open a location in E. Africa, whoopee.

But don’t worry fans of oil filled unhealthy fare, the new fried chicken eatery won’t be Africa’s last.

According to an article in USA Today, KFC plans to open 15 establishments in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania over the next three years.

And since Yum Brands owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, one can expect to see the African landscape littered with those bastions of nutrition as well in the near future.

Unfortunately it appears that no nation on earth is safe from the deep fryer and drive thru window led fast food invasion.

Angioplasty anyone?

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Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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