Kentucky Fried Chicken (YUM) is leaving paradise in a dustup over its chicken coating. The fast-food giant has shut down its fryers for good in Fiji, saying the government compromised its so-called famous blend of 11 herbs and spices by stopping KFC from importing the necessary seasonings, milk and eggs. Fiji clucked that KFC is flying the coop because business is bad, and that only two cartons of eggs and milk were delayed because KFC had not provided documentation.

Col. Mason Smith, the agricultural secretary for the military government, said in a BBC story that all KFC had to produce was one veterinary certificate, and that it was using public-relations tactics to gloss over its operational failure. KFC insisted the embargo has been in place since late last year, and that it was being strong-armed into revealing its secret finger-lickin'-good recipe to free up the shipments again, The New Zealand Herald reported.

KFC did admit that it was impossible to make a profit at the South Pacific nation's three outlets, but blamed the import obstacles and rising food prices. KFC Hawaii spokesman Rob Deveraturda said in the Herald that Fiji was the only territory to stop the company from importing its ingredients.

According to its website, KFC sells more than a billion chicken dinners a year in 80 countries. Uh, make that 79.

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KFC "corporation" had businesses in 80 different countries.., It just goes to show how fickled the JOB market can be when a government choses to hold a business to task.., Profits! in the NWO has no government, no committment or duty to any authority... Corporate profits has become the foreign policy for the U.S. ..,, In the future Wars won't be fought between governments, but by corporate sponsored governments.....

August 07 2011 at 4:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

alfred was a little late. he started kfc in Corbin, Ky at a motel he and his wife Cladia ran. She did the cookin and he got the credit and big name. she still runs a restaurant in shelbyville,Ky. He's been died for several years, but he had sold out to a big corperate outfit that also owns long john silvers. By the way 4 guys had plastic surgery to look like him to do apearences

August 06 2011 at 3:42 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Rumor has it that one of the women working in the restaurant actually fell into the egg-flour mix that they dip the chicken into, before they fry it. So, the restaurant was charged with Battered Woman Syndrome.

Just a rumor.

August 06 2011 at 1:40 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Figi should be careful. Being "Business Unfriendly" certainly hasn't done the USA any good.

August 05 2011 at 10:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Why would aol have a comment board for a subject as interesting as this? Unbelievable

August 05 2011 at 9:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Too.... many... PUNS!

August 05 2011 at 9:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

who cares?

August 05 2011 at 8:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They held up 2 cartons of eggs and some milk? Are you kidding me....Leave Fijji and go some place where you are wanted. You must have taken away from their business of selling cat or dog meat...

August 05 2011 at 8:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Good one!

August 06 2011 at 7:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

KFC really....should be KFPigeon.

August 05 2011 at 7:56 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

The colonel opened the first successful KFC on 7th aveue in Miami in 1964. How do I know ? I was there.
There are more secrets to Harland than just the 11 herbs. He kinda favored Kentucky Whiskey too.
He drove this very heavy black Packard with sun visor. How do I know this ? He hit me with it while I was on my bicycle.
He stuck his head out the window and shouted if I was ok, but didn't even realize it till he was 75 yards away (whiskey).
Thje first KFC was amazing. You queued up in lne at a counter and right there he had this big pot of this incredible gravy he made from chicken drippings. The gravy had pieces of breading and chicken meat right in it. It was unbelievable. He'd sell you a pint of the gravy and six small soft Parkerhouse dinner rolls that you dipped into the gravy. I'll never forget any of it as long as I live.
Only a few people know how to make the gravy. I'm one of them.
I've taken the coating to a new level that's even better. I've been working on this for 42 years....Alfie-

August 05 2011 at 7:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to alfredschrader's comment

i was the colonel in my past life.and it wasn't because of the booze (although i was feerlin' good). i hit you with my packard because you were such a lying little twerp. and i'd do it again.

August 05 2011 at 9:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply