KFC Halal in Turkey has denied any links to an Iranian restaurant that closed in Tehran last week for using the global fast food's logo.
KFC Halal in Turkey has denied any links to an Iranian restaurant that closed in Tehran last week for using the global fast food’s logo.
Complications continue over the closure of a copycat KFC restaurant in Tehran last week. Abbas Pazuki, the owner of KFC Halal in Tehran, had told the media that his restaurant was part of a brand based in Turkey. However, the media are reporting that KFC Halal in Turkey has denied any links to the Iranian restaurant caught up in the scandal.
“The shutting down of KFC Halal was due to a misunderstanding,” Pazuki, the owner of the restaurant had told the media. “We are part of a brand known as KFC Halal, which comes from Turkey. It belongs to Muslims and its target market is Muslim nations.”
IRNA on Saturday quoted a statement by KFC Halal in Turkey as saying that none of the branches of this brand has been given the right to establish any branches in Tehran or any other Iranian cities.
Officials in Tehran had earlier said that the use of American signs and symbols had prompted the decision.
Ali Fazeli, the president of Guilds Chamber of Iran, has been quoted by the media that KFC Halal Iranian was a registered brand that had been established through local investments and had no connections to the KFC in the US.
“However, this restaurant had used the logo and symbols that resembled those of the American KFC in order to guarantee high sales,” Fazeli has told the media. “This is a violation of the laws,” he added.