If you don’t know yet about KFC shutting down a vast majority of their stores in KFC, all thanks to a chicken shortage that the fast food chain is facing, then the world is still a better place for you. Because who would want that to happen to their favourite food chain, no one, right?
The chicken shortage came after KFC started facing trouble with their delivery contract. According to the reports, a total of 562 KFC outlets remained shut following a weekend of disruption that peaked on Sunday night at 646 closures. However, it was not like KFC didn’t know about this.
KFC was warned it would face delivery problems months ago, it has been claimed, as the company tries to grapple with a worsening chicken supply crisis that has forced almost half of its outlets to remain closed.
The chain tweeted out the news to their followers.
The Colonel is working on it. pic.twitter.com/VvvnDLvlyq
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) February 17, 2018
This led to a large amount of confusion among the people who just couldn’t get over it. Here’s how they reacted to the situation on Twitter.
Looks like KFC has gone vegan. #kfc
— Mat Ryer (@matryer) February 20, 2018
— Prism Gaming UK (@PrismGamingUK) February 20, 2018
Now where have I seen this before? pic.twitter.com/S2HyhtSx6S
— Pepé Le Few Hoes (@NoJokeOneStroke) February 20, 2018
— F. M. Navarro (@fernandomn85) February 20, 2018
I'm only just hearing about the #KFC crisis! They're running out of chicken! Suddenly I want to panic buy KFC!
— Andy Goulding (@AndyGoulding) February 19, 2018
Kentucky Fried Rice? #kfcclosed
— Tony Robinson (@Tony_Robinson) February 19, 2018
Anyone who has ever met a #chicken will know what huge characters they can be. They are active, inquisitive and love to root around, foraging and exploring. #kfcclosed #KFCCrisis pic.twitter.com/vIIQ8tjmVH
— #Herbiⓥore ? (@herbivore_club) February 19, 2018
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) February 19, 2018
— Ben Blackburn (@shinbenro) February 18, 2018
How can Kentucky Fried Chicken run out of chicken? Next thing you know, McDonald's will be running out of Donalds. #KFC
— Punnette (@punnette10) February 19, 2018
Police in Tower Hamlets, east London, urged the public not to waste officers’ time by complaining about closed KFC stores after a ton of people turned to police about this crisis. Which almost seems to the best thing to do.
Please do not contact us about the #KFCCrisis – it is not a police matter if your favourite eatery is not serving the menu that you desire.
— Tower Hamlets MPS (@MPSTowerHam) February 20, 2018
This particular situation has led a lot of us to think about what would we do if our favourite fast food chain decided to close their outlets one day? Actually, a lot of us have faced the same situation earlier last year, when McDonalds India decided to close a majority of their outlets in North India.