The fast-food giant known for finger lickin’ good chicken had to close a whopping 900 locations in the U.K. due to a chicken shortage. The news was seemingly just as surprising to customers, as it was to the company – how can KFC possibly run out chicken?
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The restaurant bought a full-page spread in the Sun and Metro newspapers that shows an empty bucket chicken with crumbs. Instead KFC on the bucket, the name is reversed to “FCK.”
“A chicken restaurant without any chicken,” the company said in the advertisement. “It’s not ideal. Huge apologies to our customers, especially those who traveled out their way to find we were closed. And endless thanks to our KFC team members and our franchise partners for working tirelessly to improve the situation. It’s been a hell a week, but we’re making progress, and every day more and more fresh chicken is being delivered to our restaurants. Thank you for bearing with us.”
So far, 700 the 900 stores have been re-opened. When the issue first happened, KFC said it was due to “teething” problems since switching to new delivery partners.
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For those who thought the re-opening would result in free chicken, we hear you.