KFC has warned clients its UK eating places are going through meals shortages resulting from “disruption over the previous couple of weeks”.
The fried chicken model issued a press release on Wednesday night time to offer diners a “heads up”, and stated some menu objects may not be accessible, whereas packaging might look completely different.
KFC conceded the scenario was “not excellent”.
The assertion learn: “The Colonel has simply emerged from a protracted day on the fryers and needed to share the next message.
“Only a heads up that throughout our nation, there’s been some disruption over the previous couple of weeks – so issues could also be just a little completely different while you subsequent go to us.
“You would possibly discover some objects aren’t accessible or our packaging would possibly look just a little completely different to regular.
“We all know it’s not excellent, however we’re working laborious to maintain issues working easily. Within the meantime, please be affected person with our unbelievable groups…they’re doing an excellent job regardless of the disruptions.
“We will’t wait to see you quickly to your subsequent fried rooster repair. Thanks for understanding.”
KFC has not but responded to i to clarify why it has been going through provide chain points and has not stated which dishes might be lacking.
The corporate has experience with shortages. In 2018, it modified its supply contract and was later compelled to quickly shut most of its UK retailers because of this.
KFC stated on the time: “Sorry, we’re closed. We ship our chickens recent into our eating places, however we’ve had a couple of hiccups with the supply in the present day. We wouldn’t need to be open with out providing our full menu, however we’ll be again on the fryers as quickly as we are able to.”
The UK is presently going through widespread disruption to food deliveries as a result of ongoing HGV driver scarcity led to by Brexit and situations within the business.
Retail consultants have additionally instructed i beforehand cardboard packaging is working low resulting from folks utilizing on-line retailers extensively throughout lockdown.