$27 for a Bucket of KFC…Smuggling Kentuky Fried Chicken into Gaza

After two taxis, a border crossing, a smuggling tunnel, and four plus hours of travel, a bucket of KFC from Egypt makes its way to excited customers in Gaza. From The New York Times:

Formerly called Kentucky Fried Chicken, a KFC franchise opened in El Arish, just over Gaza’s southern border, in 2011, and in the West Bank city of Ramallah last year. That, along with ubiquitous television advertisements for KFC and other fast-food favorites, has given Gazans a hankering for Colonel Sanders’s secret recipe. “It’s our right to enjoy that taste the other people all over the world enjoy,” said the entrepreneur, Khalil Efrangi, 31, who started Yamama a few years ago with a fleet of motorbikes ferrying food from Gaza restaurants, the first such delivery service here.

Check out the full article here.

Courtesy NYT

Comments

  1. @jen…why the call out? Did Dude26 offend you somehow, or do you just troll blogs and call out people’s misspellings? Sounds like a lonely job and you need to get over yourself.

  2. @Ryan – Jen called dude26 out because his spelling was incorrect; I call people out on bad writing all the time, but I am an English teacher. It’s irritating.

    I’m guessing, however, that the real reason why she called him out was because he had to put a negative spin on a pretty neutral article about chicken. I’m also guessing that Jen, like myself, is irritated by people attaching little negative jabs onto stories that have absolutely nothing to do with the content of the article (e.g. CNN.com articles – take a look at the trash people write there).

    While the article does mention some of the negative repercussions of the import restrictions that do exist within the area, the main focus of the article was on KFC and fast food.

    I could be wrong, however. 😛

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