KFC ‘chicken shortage’ reaches Preston as restaurants closed

Posted on - 18th February, 2018 - 7:59am | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Lostock Hall, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston, Riversway, Takeaways
A KFC bucket meal
A KFC bucket meal

Those wanting their fix of fast-food fried chicken were left hungry on Saturday.


KFC’s outlets at Preston Docks, Lostock Hall and Samlesbury were all closed as the nationwide ‘chicken shortage’ reached Preston.

One of the city’s claim to fames – the first KFC in the UK which is in Fishergate – appears not to have been affected.

A statement released by the fast-food giant on Saturday (17 February) confirmed they had been struggling with deliveries of chicken and many of their restaurants had been forced to closed temporarily or had reduced their hours.

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A spokesman said: “The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants.

“We’ve brought a new delivery partner onboard, but they’ve had a couple of teething problems – getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex.

“We won’t compromise on quality, so no deliveries has meant some of our restaurants are closed, and others are operating a limited menu, or shortened hours.

“Shout out to our restaurant teams who are working flat out to get us back up and running again.”

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