KFC Apologizes For Running Out Of Chicken: "It's Not Ideal"


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. Customers all over the United Kingdom were inconvenienced, and almost half of their 900 outlets closed. The chain blamed the shortage on "operational issues" during deliveries.

Earlier this week, the chain was forced to close many of its stores across the United Kingdom as delivery issues prevented fresh supplies of chicken being delivered, following a change in delivery couriers.

"We know that this might have inconvenienced some of you over the last few days, and disappointed you when you wanted your fried chicken fix - we're really sorry about that", the company said in a statement. It's not ideal. Huge apologies to our customers, especially those who travelled out of their way to find we were closed.

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The Clacton store has now re-opened as are many more across Essex. "Thank you for bearing with us", the ad said.

He also thought it was honorable that KFC didn't make a point of running DHL through the ringer for these problems. "For KFC's sake", one person wrote.

Some stores around the country still remain closed. The company said Monday that it would pay its staff as normal, and it was encouraging franchisees to do the same.