The last thing you would expect from your routine visit to KFC is to find out they have run out of their coveted fried chicken; however this has actually been the case in a number of branches and as a result, have since been forced to close down.
Many KFC branches in the UK, including those in Bristol, Berkshire, Cheshire, Devon, Newcastle, Suffolk and Surrey have all been affected. The closures, believed to be an issue linked to the franchises new delivery system has lead to the closure, with immediate effect.
Hundreds of outraged customers posted messages of displease on Twitter, after discovering that their local branches had run out of fried chicken. Some of these people also had visited their local stores as normal, but to their surprise were welcomed with a closed door and a sign in the window explaining the branches closure, causing nationwide fury amongst regular customers.
Other branches of KFC, suffering similar issues have decided to open for shorter hours, or have decided to operate with a limited menu in place. The recent anguish has affected many stores, forcing KFC to address the issue immediately. Delivery giant DHL, who recently took over the deliveries, has blamed “operational issues” for the disruption.
A KFC spokesperson responded to the issues by saying, “We’ve brought a new delivery partner on board, but they’ve had a couple of teething problems – getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants is pretty complex.
“We won’t compromise on quality, so several of our restaurants in the UK are either closed, have a reduced menu, or shortened hours over the weekend”