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irst KFC Restaurant Opened in Iran, Shut Down 24 Hours Later Because its ‘Decor too Closely Resembles US Flag’


Well, Kentucky Fried Chicken tried to take the Colonel’s delicious recipes over to the Middle East by opening up their first restaurant in Iran.

Unfortunately, it was shut down 24 hours later.


Because according to the Iranian police — those cuddly, lovable Sharia enforcers — the decor is too American.

Yep. I’m for real.

From Mashable:

A KFC-branded fried chicken restaurant that opened its doors Sunday night in Iran’s capital city of Tehran was shut down after just one day in operation.

The restaurant, KFC Halal, which Iranian news agency Tasnim called “the first American branch” of its kind, had set up shop in West Tehran after seemingly


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