Upon the passing of Mr Arthur Withers earlier this week, the whole team at the Asian Express would like to offer their deepest condolences to the family.

The newspaper worked closely with Southern Fried Chicken team during an Undercover Bosses episode on Channel 4 in 2011.

Covering the shocking revelations, as well as post-programme events, such as the cleanup of the stores and rebuilding of the proud image, the Withers family were a pleasure to work alongside and are a credit to the fast food industry.

Mr Withers initially founded Southern Fried Chicken in the 1970s after initially experiencing the delectable flavour during a trip to the US.

His passion for bringing the previously unknown tastes to British shores saw him spend hours upon hours in his family garage skilfully mastering the recognisable taste which so many people worldwide have enjoyed.

With more than 700 eateries operating across more than 70 countries, the franchise, currently headed by Mr Andrew Withers, has become a truly global brand.

It was the vision of just one man, who grew up in a single-bedroom home in East-London alongside four siblings, which eventually saw Southern Fried Chicken blossom into the company it is today.

Asian Express Managing Director, Nadim Hanif, and all staff at the newspaper offer their deepest sympathies.
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