KFC has run out of chicken - and people aren't happy

KFC has closed 750 of its 900 UK outlets after delivery problems and a new distribution system left them with a chicken shortage.

The fast-food chain switched its delivery partner to DHL, who has blamed “operational issues” for the disruption.

In a statement, KFC apologised and are unsure when the delivery problems will be rectified, but assured the fried chicken lovers that they’re working “flat out” to get back up and running.

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KFC's Twitter statement

The chain added that its staff are being encouraged to take holiday, but won’t be forced to do so. But with 80% of the KFC outlets running on a franchise basis, the “franchisees will be seeking their own independent advice”.

Customers across the country took to social media to voice their concerns.