New York, NY -- Yum! Brands is closing all of its KFC restaurants in Pakistan after one location was attacked during an anti-American protest in Lebanon last week.
A Yum! Brands spokesperson said the restaurants are shutting down as a "precautionary measure" and the company will continue to monitor the situation and decide when to re-open.
KFC has more than 60 restaurants in 21 Pakistani cities.
In the Sept. 14 protest, protestors enraged by an anti-Islam video produced in the United States attacked one of the KFC restaurants, along with a Hardee's and a Krispy Kreme in Tropoli, Lebanon.
The three franchise were wedged together in a strip mall. Officials say the Hardee's had been targeted before.
There are about 200 Hardee's restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa. Hardee's does not plan to close any of its store, aside from the one destroyed in the attack.