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From Kentucky to Herzliya

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The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Israel was opened recently in Herzliya by an American lawyer who came on aliya and decided that Israel has enough lawyers but apparently not enough American-style fried chicken. Erwin James has a concession to open a chain of Kentucky Fried Chicken eateries in Israel and he hopes to open some 30 restaurants all over the country. The equipment and the chefs at the first restaurant are from American–until Israelis learn to be more polite in dealing with customers.

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