The American fast food chain KFC is recruiting staff because it plans to restart operations in Israel, the business daily Globes reported.
The company announced six months ago that it would relaunch in Israel for the fourth time.
Kentucky Fried Chicken opened in Israel in the 1980s and closed there in the ‘90s, and then remained open between 2003 and 2012.
In KFC’s last incarnation in Israel, franchise owner Udi Shamai’s eight locations went kosher after the company allowed him to switch the milk powder in the crispy coating to soy and to use kosher-certified chickens instead of those provided by the company.
“The moment we switched to kosher, sales began to plunge, and it was no longer economically viable. The product was less good, whereas things had gone fine with un-kosher chickens,” Shamai told Globes.
KFC has 45,000 outlets in more than 135 countries, and six outlets in three West Bank Palestinian cities.