Tuesday, 20 February 2018

KFC says some of the outlets are starting to reopen

KFC says some of the outlets which had to close when delivery problems meant they ran out of chicken have reopened.

Latest figures show that 470 of the fast-food chain's 900 outlets in its UK-based division were shut as of 13:00 on Tuesday.

That compares with 575 that were closed at 21:00 on Monday.

Last week, the fried chicken chain switched its delivery contract to DHL, which has blamed "operational issues" for the supply disruption.

Earlier a KFC spokesperson said: "We anticipate the number of closures will reduce today [Tuesday] and over the coming days as our teams work flat out all hours to clear the backlog.
"Each day more deliveries are being made, however, we expect the disruption to some restaurants to continue over the remainder of the week, meaning some will be closed and others operating with a reduced menu or shortened hours."

KFC says 430 of its outlets were open as of 13:00 on Tuesday compared with 325 at 21:00 on Monday.

However, even some of these are only offering a limited menu or have shorter opening hours.

KFC has set up a web page where "fans" can find their nearest outlet that is still open.

BBC       News.

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