Iran's ice cream challenge to America
Washington Post / Liz Sly
19-Dec-2010 (one comment)

In the heart of Baghdad's Green Zone, just yards from the mighty fortress of the biggest U.S. embassy in the world, a small but symbolic challenge to America's rapidly waning influence in Iraq is taking shape in the form of an Iranian ice cream parlor.
Ice Pack, an aggressive new franchise that proclaims its intent to challenge U.S. fast-food hegemony worldwide, will open its Green Zone branch in January, said Ali Hazem Haideri, the shop's Iraqi manager. The building is under construction, but when complete it will offer customers a choice of 34 ice cream flavors, along with a front-row view of the comings and goings of the heavily armored convoys that whisk U.S. officials through the blast walls protecting the embassy nearby.

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by yolanda on

Thank you for the interesting anecdote! So Iranian Ice Cream franchise, Ice Pack, has 34 flavors and beat out US Baskin Robin by 3 flavors! Wow! They have 210 stores around the world, their CEO is only 35 years old. I hope I have the chance to try their ice cream in the future if they open the stores in US!

Thank you for posting this non-nuclear news!