KFC has more than 60 restaurants in 21 Pakistani cities, and has a significant presence throughout the Muslim world. A division of the company called KFC Arabia has franchises in 11 Middle Eastern cities.
On Sept. 14, protesters enraged by a crudely made anti-Islam video produced in the United States attacked a KFC restaurant and two other U.S. franchises -- a Hardee's and a Krispy Kreme(KKD) -- in Tripoli, Lebanon.
"A number of U.S. brand restaurants in Tripoli were damaged, including one KFC," said Fuller. "We have been in touch with our franchisee and fortunately all of our employees and their families are safe."
The three franchises were wedged together in a strip mall. Footage of the attack showed open flames pouring from the smashed window of the restaurants.
The Hardee's restaurant was also destroyed, but "there was no report of injuries," said Hardee's spokeswoman Julie McLean. "This restaurant was targeted previously, about seven years ago, and we are closely monitoring the situation across the region."
Hardee's Arabia, as the company's international division is called, has about 200 restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa, including Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman and Egypt. A spokeswoman for Hardee's parent company CKE Restaurants said they are monitoring franchises in the region,but that there aren't plans to close any down, aside from the one that was destroyed in Lebanon.