KFC, Pizza Hut shut in Nepal over death threatsAgence France-Presse . Kathmandu
All four KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Nepal shut down on Tuesday saying that staff had attacked and threatened to kill branch managers.
Devyani International, which operates outlets of KFC and Pizza Hut in Nepal and neighbouring India, wrote a letter to authorities announcing the immediate closure of its eateries in the capital Kathmandu.
‘In order to disrupt our operations, some staff have physically attacked threatened to kill the senior managers,’ the company said in a letter leaked to local media and seen by AFP.
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All four KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Nepal shut down on Tuesday saying that staff had attacked and threatened to kill branch managers. Devyani International, which operates outlets of KFC and... Full story