Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

KFC has said sorry for running out of chicken.

The fast food giant has issued an apology in a full page advertisement of the London Evening Standard, following a shortage of chicken that forced hundreds of United Kingdom stores to close.

"England is nearly a full week into its "chicken drought", the result of KFC switching food distributors to save money, only to have that backfire tremendously when its new bargain-rate delivery partner, DHL, didn't, uh, deliver".

The company on Friday took out "cheeky" ads in The Sun and Metro newspapers. The eye-catching spread features a single image of the iconic chicken bucket, but instead of the usual KFC logo on the side, the bucket in the saucy ad reads "FCK".

Thousands of tonnes of chicken being stored at Rugby's DHL warehouse may go to waste following a supply problem which saw hundreds of branches of KFC closed over the last week.


"To put it simply, we've got the chicken, we've got the restaurants but we've just had issues getting them together". It's not ideal. Huge apologies to our customers, especially those who traveled out of their way to find we were closed.

It also thanked its staff and franchise partners for "working tirelessly to improve the situation".

As of lunch time on February 23, KFC had reopened 700 of its 900 United Kingdom outlets.

The ad has gone down well on social media - we Brits appear to be a forgiving bunch.

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