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KFC "Apocalypse"! Police Called, MPs Petitioned, As Stores Run Out Of Chicken!


Police have urged people not to call them over closures of KFC restaurants.

And it wasn't the only one.

KFC tweeted on Tuesday evening that "over half" of its stores around the country have reopened, and that "our teams are working flat out to open the rest".

The fast-food chain was forced to close around 700 of its 870 United Kingdom stores after a catastrophic failure at KFC's new delivery firm DHL left them without chicken.

It said those branches that remained open were operating a limited menu or shortened hours.

The move to DHL caused the loss of 255 Bidvest staff, a spokesperson for KFC has said: "We feel for those who lost their jobs at Bidvest; the decision to change supplier wasn't taken lightly".

"With the help of our partner QSL, we are committed to step by step improvements to allow KFC to re-open its stores over the coming days". 31-year-old Karen Brian told AFP outside an outlet at Victoria Station in central London, which the company said was among those to reopen later Wednesday.

KFC fans started complaining of restaurants running out of ingredients including chicken and fries late last week.

"So @KFC have run out of chicken". A news release from October said DHL will manage KFC's warehouse and distribution service, with a "greater focus on innovation, quality and service performance" and a promise to "provide a faster turnaround of orders".

DHL has one distribution depot in Rugby, central England, while Bidvest had several around the country, according to the trades union GMB, which represents slighted Bidvest employees.

It added: "The colonel is working on it".

There has been a nationwide chicken shortage since Saturday after teething problems with KFC's new delivery partner resulted in stores having to close.

Police in London joined them in tweeting the chicken shortage was "not a police matter" but neither force could confirm if it had received calls. "Within six months they [Burger King] were pleading with Bidvest Logistics to take it back", Rix says.


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