Devyani International Nepal Pvt. Ltd. opens first KFC with a majority of specially-abled women team members (video)

On the occasion of International Sign Language Day celebrated on September 23rd, Devyani International Nepal Pvt. Ltd. is thrilled to announce its first Special KFC in Kathmandu, Nepal operated majorly by specially-abled speech and hearing-impaired women workforce. The restaurant is staffed with passionate and dedicated team of ten specially-abled individuals, well trained and equipped with skills to manage an entire restaurant. This groundbreaking initiative marks a significant milestone in DIL & KFC’s journey towards fostering a culture of an inclusive organisation and creating equal opportunities for all.

Our Special team’s enthusiasm and dedication embodies the spirit of International Sign Language Day, where communication transcends words. With thoughtful design, innovative tools, and extensive training, KFC has ensured to aid the team to serve and delight the customers.

Elated with the announcement, Rajat Luthra, CEO of KFC India & Nepal at Devyani International, expressed his joy over the first-ever restaurant operated by an inclusive workforce comprising of majority specially-abled speech and hearing-impaired women, and pledged his unwavering support in the transformative influence of having an inclusive and diverse workforce. Rajat stated, “It is a significant milestone for DIL as an organization and we firmly believe that diversity and inclusivity, enriches our mindset towards a community of equals With.  the new all-women and speech & hearing-impaired team at KFC Kathmandu, we aim to foster an ethos of acceptance and recognition within our work culture and environment. We are grateful to The Leprosy Mission Nepal for supporting us in staffing our restaurant with an incredible team and enabling us to collaborate with the special staff.”

Rajat added, “As International Sign Language Day is celebrated, Devyani International Limited reaffirms its commitment with plans to expand the employment opportunities for specially-abled speech and hearing-impaired individuals and introduce more such restaurants in the coming years.”

About KFC

KFC, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM.), is a global chicken restaurant brand with a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook, Colonel Harland Sanders, who created a finger lickin’ good recipe more than 80 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. Today we still follow his formula for success, with real cooks breading and freshly preparing our delicious chicken by hand in more than 26,000 restaurants in over 145 countries and territories around the world.

About Leprosy Mission Nepal

Founded in the UK, The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is an international non-governmental organization. Working with and for those stricken by leprosy is their main priority. In order to promote fairness and the participation of persons with disabilities and leprosy in the development process, they create interventions in the fields of health, capacity building, education, sustainable livelihoods, and community development.


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