KFC’s Facing A Chicken Shortage and Closing Down Its Stores

Being an adult in 2018 is wonderful, insofar as you can get yourself a 21-piece-feed whenever and wherever you like. 21 pieces of artery-clogging chicken. That’s a lot of dirty birds.

But what happens when the chickens run out?

It’s a conundrum that hundreds of KFC restaurants around Britain are facing currently, as the golden supply of legs, breasts and thighs – the wellspring of original recipe riches –has thinned to a trickle.

Image: Today

Apparently, the Colonel’s started a new contract with delivery company DHL, who will henceforth supply his British fast-food stores with all that glorious chicken. But certain “teething problems” are preventing said chicken from getting to said stores on time, apparently – forcing hundreds of them to close their doors and batten down the hatches.

“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,” said KFC on its website. “Getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex.”

No word yet on when this catastrophic chicken drought will break – but it’s not looking too finger lickin’ good for fans of original recipe right now.

Source: Reuters
Feature image: Sydney Morning Herald


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