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The Litani River Authority will lodge a judicial complaint over KFC-branded waste found on the river’s banks

The Litani River Authority will lodge a judicial complaint over KFC-branded waste found on the river’s banks

A large quantity of KFC-branded waste was found on the river's banks on Saturday. (Credit: Litani River Authority)

BEIRUT — The Litani River Authority is preparing to lodge a judicial complaint against the owners of the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Lebanon after it found a large quantity of KFC-branded waste on the river’s banks, the authority’s director, Sami Alawieh, told L’Orient Today.

What we know:

    • On Saturday the Litani River Authority tweeted a series of images of a large amount of KFC-branded packaging and leftovers dumped on river’s banks in the Bekaa area.

    • The Litani River Authority will file a judicial complaint against KFC Lebanon and will also email the global KFC headquarters regarding the incident, Alawieh said.

    • This is the first time the Litani River Authority has found such a quantity of KFC-branded waste in its area of operation, Alawieh said.

    • Alawieh told L’Orient Today he expects an apology from the local KFC owners and that they will assume responsibility for the cleanup.

    • The Litani River Authority has called on people in Lebanon to boycott the franchise.

    • KFC could not be reached for immediate comment.


BEIRUT — The Litani River Authority is preparing to lodge a judicial complaint against the owners of the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Lebanon after it found a large quantity of KFC-branded waste on the river’s banks, the authority’s director, Sami Alawieh, told L’Orient Today.What we know:    • On Saturday the Litani River Authority tweeted a series of images of a...