KFC hit by fresh shortage after chicken supply problems

Days after hundreds of KFC restaurants were forced to shut due to chicken shortages, the food chain has been hit with a new problem: a lack of gravy.

The vast majority of its 900 outlets have re-opened, but many are now serving limited menus.

A spokesman for Yum Brands Inc, which owns the fried chicken chain, said it was working to fix the gravy shortage.

“Due to the ongoing distribution challenges DHL is experiencing, some restaurants are continuing to serve a reduced menu,” he said.

“We’re working as hard as we can to get this sorted out.

“We know that our gravy is a big favourite!”

‘You don’t speak to police about KFC closures’

The chicken shortage was sparked when KFC switched its delivery contract from Bidvest Logistics to DHL last month, causing what the firm called “teething problems”.

Stores were forced to close, sparking panic among bargain bucket buyers and fried chicken fans.

Police in east London said they had received calls from frustrated customers, while police in Manchester received a “ridiculous” 999 call from an irate customer complaining that one of the restaurants was closed.

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