SEVERAL KFC restaurants across the UK have been closed for business, leaving those with a craving for southern fried chicken extremely disappointed.
After thousands of social media messages aimed at the fast food giants, KFC have finally revealed the reason behind the random closures.
They blame a new delivery partner that has caused them “teething problems” and say that getting their promised fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the UK is “pretty complex”.
KFC’s full statement:
The Colonel is working on it. pic.twitter.com/VvvnDLvlyq
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) February 17, 2018
They added: “We won’t compromise on quality, so no deliveries has meant some of our restaurants are closed, others are operating a limited menu or shortened hours.”
One man on social media suggested that the real reason the restaurants are closed is the “chickens are on strike” – KFC have confirmed this is not true.
The Plymouth Herald reports that staff at their KFC branch had to close up and turn hungry customers away leaving them devastated.
Seems like the KFC shortage is real. The Goring by Sea store is closed too! 😲
— Glenn Cooney ☘️ (@glenncooney) February 17, 2018
A staff member in Cambridgeshire told customers: “March KFC will be closed until further notice due to delivery not turning up, sorry for the inconvenience.”
One man in Bristol said “It’s basically the end of the world.”
Another equally as scared man said: “KFC without chicken what next? Burger King out of burgers? The end is near.”
The official response from KFC didn’t stop people bashing the company on Twitter.
@KFC_UKI_Help how can you be shut due to chicken supply surely you should have a back up am devastated??
— KOKO_||♔ (@_shannel_) February 17, 2018
@clurrclurrclurr said: “That one time of the year you want a [KFC] and there’s a national shortage. Wot.”
Seeing the positive side, Chris Steele tweeted: “When kfc is closed your inner chef has to take matters into its own hands!!”
Why is every KFC shut?! Youre killing me.
— Natalie Bloomer (@nat_bloomer) February 17, 2018
In Huntingdon, Kim Dobbs tweeted: “Went to @KFC Huntingdon last night and they had NO chips, gave them a second chance tonight and they had NO chicken and NO coleslaw!!! NO apology and had to suffer sitting round the drive through for the pleasure of NO food! Shocking!!
In a previous statement a KFC spokesperson said: “We deliver fresh chicken to our restaurants, but we’re having a few hiccups with our delivery system at the moment.
“We’re really sorry for any inconvenience, and we’re working to have all our restaurants back up and running as soon as we can!” Reports the Mirror Online.
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