The KFC in Fujairah’s main street is undergoing a AED 1.5 million renovation and the burning question is whether the carpenters and outfitters will finish before the finishing date expires.
The KFC hierarchy was hoping that the doors of the renovated chicken restaurant would open on 13 November 2010 and every day the builders are late the company will be fined AED 1,500 per day.
The renovation is not so much about providing more seats and tables but conforming to the new KFC concepts, colours and paneling.
One of the new features will be an enlarged party area on the mezzanine floor where children and their family and friends will be able to celebrate.
Tarek Hasbini of Creative Concepts has been overseeing the 45 day project and giving direction to his tradesmen who have been slogging away from 5am to midnight every day.
A small, temporary KFC chicken hut has been created for cooking and selling food in the renovation period but the renewed premises looks to be ready for the Eid holiday.
It would be fascinating to examine the way a Kentucky restaurant entrepreneur has revolutionized nutritional and dietary patterns in the UAE. The old KFC restaurant brought UAE residents into the restaurant in droves and there are now more than 150 outlets across the Emirates seeking to feed more diners. It has brought food fast to the diners but the KFC culture is also part of a serious obesity problem that is afflicting people of the UAE.
Take a Look
Here are some pics taken this week at KFC Fujairah. Check out this photo album and decide whether they can make the deadline.
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Image: KFC Fujairah and the Colonel get a finger lickin’ facelift.