Fake KFC in Iran shut down for being too American

(FOX News) - A fast food chicken restaurant in Iran using the brand name of U.S. fast food giant KFC was shuttered just days after it opened because its interior resembled the American flag.

According to the Iranian news agency Tasnim, KFC Halal --which is not affiliated with KFC or its parent company Yum! Brands--opened in West Tehran Sunday after securing approval from the country's Ministry of Industry, Trade and Mines. The news outlet called the outpost “the first American branch" of its kind.

On Sunday, the restaurant’s official Instagram account posted pictures of people lining up inside waiting to order.

But on Tuesday, Iranian police shut down KFC Halal and left a “closed until further notice” sign on the door.

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