Hundreds Of KFC Stores Closed After Running Out Of Chicken
It seems that heaps of customers have missed out on enjoying some of the Colonel’s Finger Lickin’ Good chicken in the UK after the fast food stores literally ran out of their name sake product.
Around 750 stores in the UK were forced to close their doors after their Kentucky Fried Chicken deliveries didn’t arrive on time.
The fast food stores have blamed “teething problems” with new suppliers for the chicken shortage after the chain switched their delivery contract to DHL.
KFC used to have their chicken delivered by Bidvest, a South African-owned distribution group but the company made the switch to DHL last Tuesday. A week later, the chains began noticing the chicken shortage.
A web page has been set up for fans of KFC who are feeling the pain of deep fried chicken withdrawals to help them find a store near them that is still open.
KFC have attempted to make light of their situation, writing on Twitter, “The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants.”
“We’ve brought a new delivery partner onboard, but they’ve had a couple of teething problems - getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex,” added the fast food restaurant chain.
“We won’t compromise on quality, so no deliveries has meant some of our restaurants are closed, and others are operating a limited menu or shortened hours.”