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  1. KFC Closes Up Shop in Syria Amid Growing Food Crisis

    Fast-food brands like KFC, Hardee’s and Pizza Hut have remained remarkably durable in the conflict-torn Middle East. Customers continually pay several times a day’s wages for a bucket of the colonel’s chicken. Nevertheless, declining food production, increasingly risky transportation and runaway inflation became too much even for franchises in Syria’s most stable areas. With purveyors pulling out and more Syrian food going to more stable (and profitable) foreign nations, the country’s food crisis is becoming more acute.

    Source: The Atlantic

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