KFC celebrates founder’s 128th b’day across region

More than 1,000 drivers across the three markets will be personally greeted with ‘Cool-ness Kits.’
Updated 10 September 2018

KFC celebrates founder’s 128th b’day across region

KFC, the world’s largest chicken restaurant, has announced a new annual initiative in honor of Col. Harland Sander’s 128th birthday, celebrating “Acts of Colonel-ness” that radiate kindness, inspire positive change within the community and remind people to be generous in thoughts and actions. 

The initiative, which was launched on Sunday around the globe, called on over 300,000 employees in 131+ countries to rally together to pledge toward committing “Acts of Colonel-ness” — whether through a formally organized team volunteer event or to simply lending a hand to a neighbor in need.

To kick off this initiative in the region, KFC teams in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, will set out to recognize the efforts of the unseen heroes in the food delivery teams. Staff members from flagship stores across the three markets will extend a warm-hearted thank you to all delivery drivers who arrive for pickup at KFC flagship stores.

More than 1,000 drivers across the three markets will be personally greeted with “Cool-ness Kits” throughout the Colonel’s birthday month. These kits have been created with the aim of providing drivers with a boost of refreshment in the scorching heat, featuring various cooling products, as well as a special thank you note as a token of appreciation for their continued efforts.

Saber Sami, general manager, MENAPAK, KFC, said: “As the world’s largest chicken restaurant, we believe it is our responsibility to give back to the communities where we live and work — especially as we continue to recognize the relentless efforts of our food delivery teams who have long been the backbone of our network. Taking this one step further, we want to dedicate this year’s initiative as a special token of appreciation for our delivery drivers, particularly for their unwavering strength despite tough weather conditions and heavy traffic.”

 

 

 


Omega celebrates new Bond watch in New York

Updated 12 December 2019

Omega celebrates new Bond watch in New York

As the trusted timepiece of the world’s favorite spy, the Swiss watchmaker Omega recently hosted an event in New York to celebrate its newest James Bond watch. Guests were welcomed at The Top of the Standard, where the new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition was revealed for the first time. Actor Daniel Craig, as well as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli made a special appearance for the occasion.
Bond has been wearing an Omega since GoldenEye in 1995 — the choice of Lindy Hemming, the costume designer who worked on all the Bond films between GoldenEye and Casino Royale. As guests arrived at the event in New York, they were greeted by a full display of the Seamaster watches worn by the British spy over the past 25 years.

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The new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition has been purposefully built with the needs of 007 in mind. Crafted from lightweight Grade 2 titanium, it includes an innovative titanium mesh bracelet, as well as military-style engravings and a vintage appearance thanks to its ‘tropical’ brown aluminum dial and bezel.

Raynald Aeschlimann, president and CEO of Omega, welcomed everyone inside and introduced the new watch. He said: “James Bond shares many of the same qualities as Omega, from exquisite style to adventurous spirit and exacting precision. We can’t wait for everyone to see the new timepiece he’ll be wearing on screen.”
Speaking about his involvement in the design process, Craig said: “When working with Omega, we decided that a lightweight watch would be key for a military man like 007. I also suggested some vintage touches and colors to give the watch a unique edge. The final piece looks incredible.”
In a statement, producers Wilson and Broccoli said: “Bond’s military experience is a fundamental part of 007’s character, so it is fitting that Omega’s new design so cleverly reflects that aspect of his identity. Bond and Omega have been synonymous for almost a quarter of a century now, so as we prepare to launch the 25th Bond movie, the timing is perfect to launch the new Bond watch.”
The new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition has been purposefully built with the needs of 007 in mind. Crafted from lightweight Grade 2 titanium, it includes an innovative titanium mesh bracelet, as well as military-style engravings and a vintage appearance thanks to its “tropical” brown aluminum dial and bezel. This nonlimited watch will be placed in Omega’s current collection and available to customers worldwide from February.
Amongst the many guests in New York were a number of familiar faces including Paul Wesley, Antoni Porowski, and Sean O’Pry. As an added surprise, the spy-inspired night was concluded with a set from world-renowned DJ Honey Dijon.