KFC Says 'FCK' In Full-Page Ad Apologizing For Chicken Shortage

Ivan Schwartz
February 24, 2018

Earlier this week, KFC restaurants all over the United Kingdom closed their doors due to a chicken shortage, which is probably the worst possible thing that could happen to a fried chicken chain.

The full version of the newspaper ad reads as follows: "We're sorry".

Distributing fresh chicken to restaurants across Britain, the company said, "is pretty complex".

"Huge apologies to our customers, especially those who travelled out of their way to find we were closed".

"The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants", the KFC UK website jokes. Thank you for bearing with us.

KFC, which is owned by Taco Bell and Pizza Hut parent Yum! When the issue first happened, KFC said it was due to "teething" problems since switching to new delivery partners. The chain blamed the shortage on "operational issues" during deliveries.

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Meanwhile, KFC is struggling to find charities to which it can donate thousands of tonnes of surplus chicken that has been stored in an unregistered depot during a supply crisis that has closed 160 stores for nearly a week, inquiries by the Guardian suggest.

A KFC spokesperson said on Friday that some stores may remain closed this weekend and some locations "will operate with a reduced menu or shortened hours".

But, the company recently offered a cheeky apology to their faithful customers, and people are loving it.

Franchisees operate 95% of KFC's outlets in the country.

KFC did not say whether it would compensate its franchisee operators for lost business.

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