March 16, 2009

Israel News Briefs...Colonel Sanders is Going Kosher

Jerusalem…Kentucky Fried Chicken in Israel is going kosher. The powdered milk based batter which coats the chicken will be replaced by a kosher soy substitute. KFC international has approved the new recipe which took the Israeli franchise owners two years to develop. KFC food labs in Dallas Texas have certified the kosher soy powder substitute enabling the parent company to open kosher franchises in other places where there are large Jewish populations. KFC Israel officials say the new taste is similar to the original recipe. KFC Israel has ten branches in Israel – two of them are kosher lemehadrin and the others are open on Shabbat. Despite the difficult economic times, the owners hope to open three new branches during 2009.