A Tale of Two Chickens

The San Antonio Express-News has filed an engaging business feature about a restaurant in crisis.

The problem? Your quick-service eatery, which did bang-up business in England, is tanking in Texas. For some reason, the novelty of fried chicken doesn’t go as far in San Antonio as it does in Guildford.

The solution? Dipping into your Pakistani heritage in order to convert your menu from Fried This, Fried That, and Fried The Other Thing over to kabobs, chicken tikka, and samosas (which the paper helpfully defines as “pasty puffs filled with spicy potatoes”).

Anyone searching for an inspiring story wherein halal meat and America’s increasingly adventurous taste in restaurant food team up to kick ass would be well-advised to check out this surprisingly detailed write-up.

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