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Latest : The outsourcing cock-up that has left KFC customers feeling peckish

by on February 21, 2018 in Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets, Retail, Retail News

Latest : The outsourcing cock-up that has left KFC customers feeling peckish

It’s an upset that far outstrips the Nando’s shortage of 2014, and at a scale that makes last year’s dip in hummus supply seem small fry: KFC is out of chicken.

The $23bn (£16.5bn) company that has one job – to sell us fried chicken – is unable to fulfil its culinary duties, citing issues in its outsourced distribution … wings. This has resulted in the temporary closure of more than two-thirds of its branches (that’s 646 of its 900 stores), while outlets that have remained open have struggled to keep up with demand. It’s left many customers feeling peckish.

Fans took to Twitter to playfully riff off the events using the #KFCCrisis hashtag, asking with tongues firmly in cheeks if there really was nothing left we could rely on. Meanwhile, some turned to MPs for intervention and even the police to report these crimes against deliciousness. KFC responded in a similar tone, saying that the Colonel was looking into the matter and that the “chicken may have crossed the road … just not into [their] stores”.

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