LONDON: KFC is still grappling with the closure of 600 stores after a new delivery contract with DHL sparked chicken shortages across the country.
The company released an updated list of 296 outlets that were still open as of Monday afternoon – though KFC said earlier in the day that many were offering limited menus or had cut their hours.
It means that about two thirds of its near 900 stores were suffering from the shortage.
KFC gave no indication of when operations would be back to normal but encouraged diners to check its website in order to find the nearest open restaurant.
KFC UK & Ireland said in its latest tweet.
The Colonel has an update…
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) February 19, 2018
The closures were the result of delayed chicken deliveries by DHL, which announced in November that it had been appointed alongside QSL to manage the supply and distribution of food products and packaging for more than 850 KFC restaurants throughout the UK.
“Due to operational issues a number of deliveries in recent days have been incomplete or delayed,” DHL said in a statement.