Colonel Sanders and the KFC massive are pulling out all the stops to ensure its customers remain fully informed in the face of the fast-food chains’ current chicken shortage.
Fried chicken fans up and down the UK have been left in a state of shock after the takeaway giant was forced to close a raft of restaurants.
KFC said the closures a result of “teething problems” with the company’s new delivery partner DHL, with more than 550 of the chain’s 900 outlets closed as a result.
“The chicken just crossed the road, just not to our restaurants,” an official statement read.
“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!”
“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,” the company added.
“We know that this might have inconvenienced some of you over the last few days, and disappointed you when you wanted your fried chicken fix – we’re really sorry about that.”
In the wake of the incident, KFC has even set up a special help page for those affected by the chicken shortage.
It includes live updates on the situation and whether or not your local outlet of the popular fried chicken chain is open, presented as part of an alphabetised database.
Staff working in shops affected by the chicken drought have been given the day off on full pay while KFC works to get the problem sorted.
There’s no shortage of fries at KFC, of course. Mainly because KFC fries are rubbish.
In the meantime, rivals like Chicken Cottage and the London-based chain Morley’s are likely to be cleaning, with fried chicken lovers flocking to these KFC alternatives for sustenance.
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