No doubt, many of you will read this article, raise an eyebrow and ask, why is Cairo 360 reviewing KFC when there are so many more interesting restaurants to write about? Well for starters, we like to indulge in unhealthy fried food occasionally. Secondly, and most importantly, this is not just a regular KFC. The KFC branch in Dokki is a Community Care restaurant where all the staff is hearing impaired.

As soon as you come in you can already feel the difference between this venue and any other KFC restaurant. It’s relative quiet; nobody is screaming in the kitchen and instead of being greeted with a simple ‘hello,’ you are welcomed with a big smile by the staff. The overall venue looks a lot cleaner than most KFC branches and on the wall is a banner carrying the sign language alphabet. The system here is as follows: on the counter is a menu where you can point out what you want to eat. If you choose a combo, then point out your drink on the drinks machine. You can also specify if you want your chicken pieces regular or hot, and if you want to eat at the restaurant or have it as take away.

We opted for the dinner box (26LE), the zinger shrimp combo (39LE), the Rizo with chicken (10LE) and a roller (5LE). The dinner box had three fried chicken pieces, coleslaw and a bun as well as fries and a drink. We normally find Kentucky pretty disappointing; but this time the chicken actually had tasty skin. The meat was per usual tender and came off the bone easily. The fries could use so more salt; but that’s also a matter of personal preferences perhaps. We fell in love with the shrimp. We received a large portion of fried shrimp and cocktail sauce on the side. The shrimp were a bit spicy and absolutely delicious; with or without sauce. We fear a new addiction here to be honest.

The rizo with chicken is Kentucky’s answer to chicken risotto, or so it seems. The somewhat sticky rice comes with a sweet and spicy sauce and chicken pieces. It’s perfectly pleasant, but doesn’t qualify as a meal on its own. The same goes for the rollers. They are more snacks than anything else. Filled with fresh tomatoes and lettuce, you can almost trick yourself into thinking you are eating something healthy.

This branch of KFC is a whole new experience and everybody should visit at least once. It’s a great initiative that deserves support. We found the food quality here better than other branches to be honest, and it was definitely a lot cleaner. We would love to see more restaurants like this popping up around Cairo. The initiative helps people who otherwise would have a lot of problems finding employment. Bravo KFC!