Thursday, March 17, 2011

A KFC restaurant in Cairo is completely staffed and managed by deaf people.

This Kentucky Fried Chicken is entirely run by the hearing-impaired, from the cashiers, to the cooks, even the managers! Another pair of deaf branches have also been opened in Pakistan. The venture provides over 35 jobs at each branch, which is an invaluable asset for people with this sort of disability because otherwise they would have a harder time working in this predominantly hearing-person industry. 

It is easy to assume that the hearing/non-hearing language barrier would be difficult to overcome for your average customer, but the KFC makes things easier with a user-friendly pictorial chart which patrons can use to order. And let’s be honest, it’s not like ordering fast food from hearing people is always a walk in the park.