KFC and Pizza Hut Closed in Nepal After Workers Threaten to Kill Managers
Fast-food restaurants close their doors after workers threaten to kill their managers
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It seems that a group of fast-food workers in Nepal aren’t too pleased about taking orders. And we’re not talking pizza delivery orders, but orders from their bosses.
The only four KFC and Pizza Hut locations in Nepal were closed earlier this week in Nepal after employees reportedly attacked and threatened to kill branch managers, according to Agence France-Presse.
The locations, which are in the country’s capital Kathmandu, are operated by Devyani International, which decided to pull the plug on the restaurants when safety issues arose, according to AFP. It is unclear whether the restaurants are temporarily shuttered or are closed for good.
"In order to disrupt our operations, some staff have physically attacked and threatened to kill the senior managers," the company wrote in a letter that was reported by AFP. "These acts have put the life of senior managers at risk," the letter continued to say.
The restaurants, which opened three years ago, were the country’s first international fast-food chains. The foreign investment and opening of these restaurants was seen as a positive sign that the country’s economy was strengthening after a civil war that ravaged the country from 1996 to 2006, reported AFP.
But this isn’t the first time that employee behavior has impacted international firms in Nepal. In 2007, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Unilever found themselves in the midst of labor disputes as workers wanted higher wages, according to The Himalayan.
Sean Flynn is a Junior Writer for The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @BuffaloFlynn.