PIDC KFC opens again

The KFC at PIDC, which apparently received major damage from the bomb blast, is open for business again. In my opinion, KFC didn’t get that much damage, only it’s entrance was damaged a little. It was in pretty good shape from inside. The real damage was done to MCB Bank right next to KFC.

I think the management at KFC should be commended for the speedy repair and making the site ready again. The fact that the police wouldn’t allow a car to park anywhere near the location wouldn’t help them get any business.

I have an idea. I think we should show our support for KFC. It’s just a resturant which is doing business in a hostile country. I think we should go to PIDC KFC and get something to eat from there. Imagine the moral boost they will get from it. After all, WE are the common citizens of Karachi, not the officials who just give orders. If we don’t support each other then who would?

14 Comments so far

  1. Syed Muhammad Nabeel (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 11:52 am

    Good idea..

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 12:26 pm

    Umar – your idea of supporting this Multinational chain is wonderful, KFC sadly has been through a lot. I know people who have already started avoiding going to KFC. My answer to them, do u think McDonalds is safe also?

  3. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 12:26 pm

    Umar – your idea of supporting this Multinational chain is wonderful, KFC sadly has been through a lot. I know people who have already started avoiding going to KFC. My answer to them, do u think McDonalds is safe also?

  4. Adnan (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 12:40 pm

    gimme a treat!!:>

  5. zeeshan (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 2:16 pm

    we should support KFC… after all i want to
    see the same karachi….when i get back home
    because i heard that the one at gulshan that i used
    to go is already closed.

  6. Khurram Farooq (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 2:43 pm

    How about a metblog meetup at PIDC KFC. You guys can introduce yourselves to the management and even tell them about this post.

  7. huma (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 4:37 pm

    ive never understood why kfc has always been made a target as opposed to mcdonalds – if you look at it from an observer’s point of view, the golden arches have always been more of a symbol of american culture or corporations seeping in all over the world, than anything else. secondly, the people working at kfc are pakistanis, the franchise is owned by pakistanis, the people who EAT there are pakistanis, so what’s the freaking point of bombing it/burning it down?!

  8. MOON (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 6:26 pm

    this is a really nice idea!

    We should salute their steadfastness, even after so many attacks on them, they are still hanging on to their business and commitment to Pakistani people.

  9. DarthVaderfromClifton (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 9:01 pm

    only if Col.Sanders knew how much we appreciate that tasty chicken in karachi . i am overwhelmed by this sense of togetherness and outpouring of love . Yes , KFC has been through so much and I say we owe it to the franchise to come out in numbers and take a firm stance . O listen you OYE BLA , and MMA and JI and the whole lot of you freaks ..karchiites are not going to be intimidated you hear . we dont care how many
    bomb- laden cars you explode , we love our KFC and nothing will keep us from having it YOU HEAR . just the sight and smell of that warm juicy , tender and brown piece of what used to be a chicken’s thigh brings a lump to my thorat . so i say , may i have #4 please , yes , 2 piece dinner with a biscuit and medium soda …and a piece of that sweet Apple Pie on the side ……
    iam fulfilled you all , iam fulfilled. thank you KFC.thank you .

  10. Tee Emm (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 10:47 pm

    Excuse me, but seems like we are getting a little biased here. Since when did KFC re-established itself as a charitable organization to deserve these ‘exhibitions of solidarity’? A meetup at KFC for the bloggers at this KFC (or elsewhere) is fine but lets not put the logic at our back.

    It was MCB that got hit hard not KFC. You must be thinking from your stomachs to consider that those who can bomb cannot differentiate where to bomb exactly. Had KFC been targetted, we should have seen it shattered way too badly.

    Next, irrespective of your taste-bud’s impatient thinking, let us not lump together BLA MMA and JI together specially when in this case BLA has accepted the responsibility of this henious crime. MMA and JI have their own funny blunders to get accused of so lets not mix up and loose the lot that we need for our dialy diet of ‘accusing’.

  11. moiz (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 10:49 pm

    nice idea !!

    we shud have a karachi metblogs gettogether there !!!

  12. umar (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 11:43 pm

    my post was not about who was the target in the bomb blast. It was about KFC how they are hanging in there despite all the hostility. Specially, the PIDC outlet was open on Thursday night, only two days after the blast, which is commendable effort. My idea was to appreciate this effort of KFC management by going to that particular outlet and giving them some business and letting them know that the common people of Karachi are on their side.

    Huma is right, although the food chain has its roots in the US, it is owned in Pakistan by Pakistanis, it employs large number of Pakistanis, and when they are attaked, Pakistanis are the ones who get killed. So by supporting and helping KFC we are actually supporting Pakistan and its economy.

  13. Gibran (unregistered) on November 20th, 2005 @ 12:46 am

    I’m sure this has been said before but this whole bombing thing is completely mindless. In such a high profile area its just hurting our economy.

    What do you think international organizations see when they see these kinds of things happening? Nothing good I’m sure…

  14. Adnan Saeed (unregistered) on November 25th, 2005 @ 9:16 pm

    Good Luck For Job

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