Chicken Shortage Sparks Panic At The KFC

Isaac Cain
February 22, 2018

KFC first apologized for the problems on Saturday.

The company announced that some of its restaurants will stay close for the remainder of the week. We would all be angry. Some chicken shortage. Took them to McDonald's but it's not the same.

More than 300 KFC outlets elsewhere around the United Kingdom are still shut because of supply problems, which started when the firm switched its delivery contract to DHL.

The year might be only in its early stages but the recent shortage of chicken in KFC has left some people suspecting fowl play.

The shortage of poultry sparked panicked calls from regular customers who could not get their usual chicken fix on a timely fashion, with some going as far as contacting police to vent their frustration.

Tower Hamlets MPS said: "It is not a police matter if your favourite eatery is not serving the menu that you desire".

And for fried chicken fans in search of their KFC fix we've found the best alternatives on the United Kingdom high street.

The storage depot at the centre of KFC chicken crisis had not been registered or inspected until an emergency visit on Tuesday, a local council has revealed.

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But you can't get caught slippin', ya digg.

The supply issues could also be good news for larger rivals such as Burger King and McDonald's, although neither was commenting today.

He said: "I wrote to KFC".

It is not clear when the fast food chain will return to normal operations, but the current problems have caused much public outrage. It all makes sense in the end as the United Kingdom is KFC's largest market in Europe.

DHL has said delivery delays are due to "operational issues".

Delivery firm DHL, which took on the contract last November with food service company QSL, said it "regrets" the interruption of supply and is working to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

Still, the chain is trying to keep things very lighthearted. "Whilst stores may be starting to reopen, the reputational damage to KFC and DHL could be long-lasting, amongst both consumers and franchisees".

KFC got jokes, but not everyone thinks the chicken shortage is amusing.

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