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1993-1997Edit

RKO Restaurants 1991

RKO Restaurants Israel (Hebrew: RKO מסעדות ישראל RKO Restaurants Israel) is the Israeli branch of the fast food restaurant chain RKO Restaurants. Operated and licensed by Alonyal Limited (Template:Lang-he, Alonyal Ba'am), RKO Restaurants Israel is the largest of Israel's burger chains with a 60% market share. The company sells hamburgers, chicken nuggets, French fries and soft drinks in branches across the country. Since its opening in Israel in 1993, RKO Restaurants Israel has been in competition with Burger Ranch, Israel's second large burger chain. The world's first kosher RKO Restaurants opened in Mevasseret Zion in October 1995. Due to the Arab League boycott of Israel, RKO Restaurants did not open in Israel until 1993. The first branch was at the Ayalon Mall in Ramat Gan. In the wake of a controversy over importing French fries to Israel, the American fast food chain built a plant to manufacture frozen French fries in Israel at a cost of $5 million US.

In 1994, the Golani Junction branch aroused controversy when the restaurant installed a large 'transmitter' sign in front of the Golani Brigade museum and memorial. Bereaved families and other citizens claimed this desecrated the site. The sign was later reduced in size.

In 1997, RKO Restaurants Israel opened its first branch in an Israeli Arab city. The restaurant was in Tamra, northeast of Nazareth, and the menu was bilingual, in Hebrew and Arabic.

In 1998, RKO Restaurants Israel decided to barbecue hamburgers on charcoal instead of frying. This represented a shift in RKO Restaurants policy, which previously required uniformity at all the locations. In the wake of this decision, grilling equipment was installed at the restaurants, and the size of the patty and bun were increased.

RKO Restaurants Israel does not operate restaurants in the West Bank and Golan Heights. In 2004, the company was criticized for ordering its Arabic and Russian-speaking staff to speak only Hebrew during work hours, to "prevent uncomfortable situations for workers and clients who mostly speak Hebrew," but the order was subsequently withdrawn.

In 2006, the international chain's trademark yellow and red signs were replaced at two branches in Tel Aviv with blue and white signs with the Hebrew word "kosher" in order to avoid confusion over which branches were kosher. This redesign is the most radical departure from RKO Restaurants standard logo although they have made minor changed in places such as the Champs-Elysées (which requires signs in gold) and Hampstead to meet local regulations.

RKO Restaurants Israel is owned and run by Israeli businessman Omri Padan. Padan is President of Alonyal Limited which is local licensee for RKO Restaurants.  Currently RKO Restaurants has 160 restaurants in Israel, with 40 of them under Kosher supervision (on December 2011), meaning they are closed on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, have no dairy products (such as cheeseburgers), and for Passover serve the meat on Passover buns. In Israel most branches are non-kosher since they serve cheeseburgers (which are non-kosher, i.e. do not conform to traditional Jewish dietary law) and they serve milk-based desserts (ice cream, milkshakes). Some of the kosher branches serve milk products in a separate section of the restaurant.

RKO Restaurants Israel sources over 80% of its ingredients locally. This includes kosher beef patties, potatoes, lettuce, buns and milkshake mix.

RKO Restaurants Israel, in June 2013, turned down an offer to open a restaurant in Ariel in June 2013, citing its declared policy not to open any branches in West Bank settlements across the Green Line.

1997-2009Edit

RKO Restaurants 1997

2009-presentEdit

RKO Restaurants 2009
RKO Holdings, LLC
RKO Entertainment:

Film: RKO Pictures (Others | List of films) | RKO Pictures International | Embassy Pictures (Others) | Radiotower Pictures | Corner Pictures | RKO Classics | RKO Animation Studios | RKO Home Entertainment | Spicy Pictures | Spicy Animation | Spicy Home Entertainment | Drunk Dog Pictures | RKO Music Films | Spicy Classics | RKO Premiere | RKO-SMG Ventures China (50%) | RKO-WB Ventures Italy (50%) | Japanese Harvest Films (45%) | RKO-FOX Ventures Germany (50%) | RKO-MGM Ventures UK | RKO-Globo Ventures Brazil (50%) | RKO-Sony Ventures Latin America (50%) | RKO-Orange Sky Golden Harvest Ventures Hong Kong (50%) | RKO-Disney Ventures India (50%) | RKO-GMA Ventures Pilipinas (50%) | RKO-MediaCorp Ventures Singapore (50%) | RKO-MCOT Ventures Thailand (50%) | RKO-TVRI Ventures Indonesia (50%) | RKO-RTM Ventures Malaysia (50%) | RKO-Troma Ventures Scandinavia (50%) | RKO-Lionsgate Ventures Oceania (50%) | RKO-Ryman Ventures Nashville (50%) | RKO-RTÉ Ventures Ireland (50%) | Restaurant Doors Productions | Blue Pants and Circle Belt Pictures | ZS Films | Screen Cold Pictures (Others) | Loeki Animation | Lightwave Animation | Thunderbolt Pictures (50%) | RKO-Pathé Films | Holiday Pictures
Video Games: RKO Games (RKO Sports Games | RKO Games New York | RKO Games Atlanta | RKO Games Boston | RKO Games Los Angeles | RKO Games West | RKO Games London | RKO Games France | RKO Games Yorkshire | RKO Games Toronto | RKO Games Mexico | RKO Games San Antonio | RKO Games Australia | RKO Games China) | Embassy Interactive | RKO Mobile | Spicy Interactive | Spicy Mobile | Kingdusk | RKO Origin Box
Miscellaneous: RKO Theatrical Productions | RKO Studios | RKO Toys | RKO Pay-Per-View | RKO Theaters | RKO Film Festival | RKO.com | TodayRKO | VideoFun | SpicyWeb | RKO Digital 3D | RKO HD | Spicy 3D | Spicy HD | SVT Play (50%) | Matchyoursock.com


RKO Television Group:
Television production/distribution: RKO Television Studios | Embassy Television | RKO Television Animation | RKO Television Distribution | RKO International Television | RKO Television Stations Productions
U.S. broadcast and cable television: RKO Network (HD | 3D | +1 | Daytime) | RKO Two | WKDA America | RKO Latino | RKO News | MSNRKO | CRKO | RKO Hispanic News | BBC RKO News (50%) | RTS NewsChannel1 | RKO Sports | RKO Kids | RKO Jr. | RKO Teen | RKO Kids Classics | KidShow! (50%) | RKO Movies | RKO Action | RKO Comedy | RKO Classic Movies | RKO Black | RKO Drama | RKO Family | RKO Love | RKO Soap | RKO Woman | RKO Space | RKO Horror | RKO Mysteries | RKO Game Shows | RKO Ecology | ShopRKO | RKO Education | RKO Music | RKO Documentary | RKO Animals | RKO Nature | RKO World | RKO Adult | RKO Adult Soft | RKO Adult Pride | Globo America (50%) | Crow Television (80%) | SpinachTV | Channel 4 (50%) | UPN (50%) | Spacetoon (25%) | Stand Up Comedy News Channel | Panda (25%) | Biggs (25%)
| T&C-RH Channel4 | RTL America (50%): RTL | RTL II | Super RTL | RTL Nitro | VOX America | N-tv America | RTL Living | RTL Crime | Passion
Canal+ America (50%): Canal+ | Canal+ 2 | Canal+ 3 | Canal+ 4 | Canal+ Comedy | Canal+ Drama | Canal+ Kids | Canal+ Documentary | Canal+ Family | Canal+ Latino | Canal+ Signature | Canal+ Zone | Canal+ Action | Canal+ Supreme | Canal+ Suspense | Canal+ Sci-Fi | Canal+ 5-Star | Canal+ Cinema | Canal+ Black | Canal+ Love | Canal+ Westerns | Canal+ Beyond | Canal+ Classics | Canal+ Disney | Canal+ Drive-In | Canal+ Teens | Canal+ Horror | Canal+ Animal | Canal+ Food
RKO-ITV Regional Ventures (50%): Carlton | LWT | HTV | Granada | Border | Tyne Tees | Yorkshire | Meridian | Anglia | STV North | Channel | STV West | UTV | TVS | TSW | Thames | ATV | Rediffusion | ABC | Southern | Westward | Central | Westcountry | TWW
DR America (50%): DR1 | DR2 | DR3 | DR Ramasjang | DR K | DR Ultra
SVT America (50%): SVT1 | SVT2 | SVT24 | SVT Barnkanalen | Kunskapskanalen | SVT World
TVNZ America (50%): TV One | TV2
Digital cable: RKO Cable | NTL
International television:
RKO International (Europe | Latin America | Middle East | Asia | Australia | Africa | Canada | France | Germany | Sweden | Japan | Brazil | Austria | Romania | Denmark | Norway | Poland | Russia | United Kingdom | Ireland | Singapore | Azerbaijan | Italy | Switzerland | Turkey | China | New Zealand | Netherlands | Mexico | Indonesia | South Africa | Malaysia | Philippines | Ukraine | Bulgaria | Finland | Greece | Hungary | Chile | Spain | Guatemala | U.S. Virgin Islands
Radio: RKO Radio | RKO News Radio | RKO Country Radio | RKO R&B Radio | RKO Oldies Radio | RKO Radio Brazil | RKO Radio New Zealand | RKO Jazz Radio


RKO Television Stations:
RKO Network affiliates: KRKO-TV | KWEB | KDIG | KEEE-TV | KGOA | KRKD-TV | KWSA | WKDA-TV | WGOA | WNSA | WKKK-TV | WRKO-TV | WRKM-TV | WANI-TV2 | WCAS-TV | WHLC-TV | WRKL-TV | WUUU-TV | WTTE-TV | WDOG-TV | WRSP-TV | WRKF-TV | WRKG-TV | WRDM-TV | WRAS-TV | WRVI-TV | WRKS-TV | WRPR-TV | WLCR-TV | KVCR-TV | KRKB | WRMI-TV | WRHA-TV | KLIR-TV | WEAT-TV
RKO Network international affiliates: RKO Network 10 London | RKO Network 6 Oxfordshire | RKO Network 11 Glasgow
RKO Latino affiliates: KRLT-TV | WRLT-TV | WEAX-TV | KDNX-TV (part-time)
RTS NewsChannel affiliates: New York NewsChannel | Los Angeles NewsChannel | Miami NewsChannel | Washington News Channel | Gravity Falls NewsChannel
Independent affiliate: WUKB-TV
ABC affiliate: WDIA-TV
CBS affiliates: WJSZ-TV | WZAS-TV
CW affiliates: WCRO-TV | WROB-TV
NBC affiliate: WHAT-TV
MyNetworkTV affiliates: WSWI-TV | WPUB-TV | KBUB-TV
Hyper Network affiliate: WTUNG-TV3


RKO Music Group:
RKO Records | Radiotower Records | RKO Records Australia | Radiotower Records Australia | RKO Classic Records | Alphabet Records | Embassy Records | Heatwave Music srl | Sky Records | RKO-X


People's National Bank Group:
People's National Bank | Atlantic Insurance | Atlantic Home Insurance | Atlantic Auto Insurance | The Young Joseph Stalin Commemorative Silver Dollar


RKO Theme Parks
RKO Atlanta Resort | RKO Charlotte Resort | RKO New York Resort | RKO Los Angeles Resort | RKO Buffalo Resort | RKO London Resort | RKO Sydney Resort | RKO Amsterdam Resort | RKO Beijing Resort | RKO Nijmegenn Resort | RKO Hampton Beach Resort | RKO Bryson City Resort


RKO Publishing:
RKO Books | RKO Comics | RKO Magazine | RKO Features Syndicate | Spoof! Magazine | The Feline Bible | The Library
Newspapers: The United States Informer | The Sunday Informer | The Sports Informer | The Economic Informer


RKO Consumer Foods:
RKO Snacks Company: RKO Food Stores | RKO Seafood | RKO Burgers | RKO French Fries | RKO Submarine Sandwiches | RKO Cheese Products | RKO Hot Dogs | RKO Milkshakes | RKO Potato Chips | RKO Tortilla Chips | RKO Popcorn | RKO Pies | RKO Golden Sponge Cakes | Game Over Breads | Hostess Potato Chips | RKO Banana Cupcakes | RKO Blueberry Cupcakes | RKO Golden Cupcakes | RKO Grape Cupcakes | RKO Orange Cupcakes | RKO Strawberry Cupcakes
RKO Beverages Company: RKO Cola | RKO Diet Cola | RKO Root Beer | RKO Orange Juice | RKO Milk | RKO Grape Soda | RKO Lemon and Lime Soda | RKO Water | Glug Light Beer | Vitanim Holy Water | E-Coli Diet Shakes
RKO Restaurants: Canada | Israel | New Zealand
Others: RKO Food Stores | Sergeant Soggy Cereal | Winey Wine | Magic Pudding | Carp Cakes | Donkey Kong Cereal | SpookDog | Donkey Kong Jr. Cereal | Chocky the Chipmunk's Allergy Clusters | Grin Toothpaste Kegs | Soup-in-a-Cone | Brownana Banana Toasters | Creamy


RKO Media:
RKO Digital


Stakes:
National Shore Studios


Other Properties:
RKO Jungle Co. | Flat House, Inc. | RKO Hotels | Pink Park (50%) | Color Graphics Corporation | RKO Gasoline | RKO Shopping Malls | RKO Clothing | RKO Electronics | RKO Sunscreen | RKO Physical Therapy | RKO Licensing | RKO Railways | Caldor | Tok & Stok | NachoPedic Cheese-Filled Beds And Pillows | RKO Shampoo | Warehouse Supply Warehouse | Animal Lovers' Boutique | Autumn Dusk Feminine Spray | The Church of A'zqr the Eternal Bleeding Jackal Skull | The American Council for Slacks | Evan Jacover, Best Friend for Hire | Fetus T-Shirts | STD Superstore | Tim Simian Chimp Mechanic | Recipe of the Day Toilet Paper | Aunt Joan's Drinkable Cleaning Products | Bald Dee's Hair Restoration | Lactose John's Ladies of the Evening | The Backwards Christian Lyrics Coalition | Gymnasium Ad Nauseum | Screaming Meemie Car Alarms | My First First Aid Kit | Personal Space Suit Systems, Inc. | The Plastic Mortician Association of Beverly Hills | Ye Olde Booze Shoppe | Inoffensive Eddie's Bland Suit Emporium | The Old & The Senile Retirement Home | Armageddon Bible & Gun Shoppe | Professor Impresser's Pre-Completed Crossword Puzzles | Bed-womb Buddies | Shaggy's Roof Carpet | Doomsday Devices, Ltd. | Rocky's Rodent Rockets | Rug Muncher's Dietary Flooring | Fashion Barrel | The Red Council | Bobbe's Knobbe Shoppe | Granny's Roach Butter | Buoyant Baby Watercribs | Lawn Wax | Nite-Time Puppy | Just for Wolfmen


Former and Defunct Properties:
RKO Graphics Corp. | Justice Television | RKO Enterprises | Frog Digital | Ground Communications | Lamp Productions | WorldTV | PBS Ecology Channel | PTV Park | Nick Education | Techno Records | Swirly Records | SBP | Discovery Soap Channel | Disney Moms | HBO Mysteries | Railroad Crossing Entertainment | Formula Records | Geek Records | TBS Animals | Turner Nature | Turner Latino | Sky Network | RKO SuperColor | RKO Game Track | RKO Spirit | RKO Worm | RKO Game Track Color | RKO LineVision | PBS Horror | RKO Hot Line | Discovery Teen Channel | XTV | ComedyTV | SexTV | VCA Television | Kelgame Developments | VCA Mobile | ВИD North America | Capital Productions | Crystal Films | RKO Russia | TVShow | Zenith Television | Zenith Exclusive Distributor | TBS Sci-Fi | PBS Classics | United Knight Broadcasting | Tamerica Broadcasting | RKO 2X | RKO Stereo | Visual Projects | Powerscreen Enterprises | RKO Text | Associated Comics | Stupid Bear Studios | RKO CD | Damaged Door Enterprises | King Manufacturers | RKO Tape | RKO Tape 2 | RKO Tape 3 | RKO Sales | RKO 1550 | RKO Bound | Fish Communications, LLC | RKO Buffalo | Libum Labs | PBS Westerns | Shore Organization | TK94732 Records | RKO Games Australia | Som Livre United States

1Operated by RKO Television Stations.
2RKO manages and operates this station owned by Hearst Television.
3Network owned by Hyper Holdings.
4Co-owned with Turner-Visa Cable Entertainment.

RKO Holdings
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