Jersey's KFC branch shuts after running out of chicken

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A NUMBER of KFC stores across Ireland and the United Kingdom have been forced to close due to a shortage of chicken caused by delivery problems.

Its problems appeared to have deepened on Monday as an update on its website listed just over 80 United Kingdom and Ireland restaurants, out of a total of 900, that were open at midday. Many of those that have remained open are only offering a limited menu.

A pair of KFC employees have been accused of "smuggling chicken" in through the back door of a restaurant as the fast food giant faces a major chicken shortage around the UK.

When people realized that their favorite fast-food outlet was closed, they went to a nearby KFC restaurant which also to their surprise, was shut down.

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KFC said in a statement.

The statement listed KFC restaurants that were still open despite the problems.

KFC restaurants in Northamptonshire and nationwide have had to either partially or fully close to customers after they ran out of chicken and burger buns.

KFC operates 900 outlets in the United Kingdom, meaning more than 80% of its stores have been closed due to the chicken crisis.

After news of the shortage broke, people took to social media to share their dismay at the store's closures, including KFC staff.

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DHL acknowledged that a number of its deliveries had been "incomplete or delayed" because of "operational issues".

Some restaurants offered a reduced menu or shorter opening hours to contend with the delivery delays.

In a Twitter post, KFC admitted that new delivery service DHL had run into "teething problems" after taking over the contract last week.

KFC explained the supply disruption as "teething problems" on the part of their new distributor, reassuring patrons they were working to get the restaurants back up and running.

Until last Tuesday, KFC's chicken was delivered by South African-owned distribution group Bidvest.

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