May 3, 1994 |
His string tie and finger-licking-good chicken say America all the way, but in Beirut the colonel is Kuwaiti. And Kentucky Fried Chicken shares its red and white storefront with the shocking pink premises of Baskin-Robbins here in the recovering capital of Lebanon. The two businesses are concessions owned by Americana, a Kuwaiti company representing 44 businesses--many of them U.S.-owned. Beirut's Pizza Huts answer to Egyptian and Saudi owners, who have a Lebanese partner.