Chicken Shortage: Fast-food Chain KFC Forced To Close Many Stores In UK
Fast-food chain KFC said on Monday it had been forced to close hundreds of its British stores because of a shortage of chicken. As Sonia Legg reports, the problem arose after the chain switched its delivery contract to DHL, forcing the majority of its 900 outlets in Britain to shut.
It wasn't finger-lickin' good at this KFC restaurant in Britain. In fact there was no chicken at all, forcing the restaurant to close.
And it wasn't the only one. Around half of KFC's 900 UK outlets weren't able to open for the same reason.
Company officials at KFC blamed the fiasco on delivery problems. Just last week KFC switched its contract to DHL, which said "operational issues" had caused the supply disruption.
While many questioned why staff couldn't buy elsewhere and keep the stores open till the supply chain problems are sorted, KFC's answer to that was "we won't compromise on quality, even if it means no fried chicken at all."