KFC warns of possible food shortage and that some favourites might become 'unavailable'
13 August 2021, 09:56 | Updated: 13 August 2021, 09:57
Fast food are fans in a flap after a tweet from the official Kentucky Fried Chicken account warned that "weeks of disruption" could cause chaos for diners
KFC has warned that there could be food shortages - three years after chicken-craving chaos gripped the UK.
In February 2018 a series of fatal motorway lorry crashes affected supply chains, and it seems that a lack of post-Brexit HGV drivers might be what triggers the latest crisis.
In a tweet - posted direct from KFC mascot Colonel Sanders - it explains that things might look a bit different in takeaway stores and delivery menus over the next few weeks.
It read: "The Colonel has just emerged from a long day at the fryers and wanted to share the following message.
"Just a heads up that across our country, there's been some disruption over the last few weeks - so things may be a little different when you next visit us.
"You might find some items aren't available or our packaging might look a little different to normal. We know it's not ideal, but we're working hard to keep things running smoothly.
The Colonel has just emerged from a long day at the fryers and wanted to share the following message. pic.twitter.com/XuHtQNWe8M— KFC UK (@KFC_UKI) August 11, 2021
"In the meantime, please be patient with our incredible teams… they’re doing a brilliant job despite the disruption. We can’t wait to see you soon for your next fried chicken fix."
Fans were clucking furious about the potential shortage, with one replying: "In a world of pandemics, wildfires, flooding and extreme temperatures, how will we be able to cope with this news?"
Another quipped: "He’s been dead for years but still finds the time to come back from the dead and update us on chicken and lemon wipe shortages - what a hero."
Others pointed out that they were already finding their local stores were giving fizzy drinks in coffee cups, or using different packaging to usual.
The 2018 crisis saw 600 stores close and police issued a statement lambasting people who had called 999 to kick off about their local outlet not serving their favourite menu items.
It is estimated that KFC kill around 1 BILLION chickens every year.
Thankfully Asda might be able to fill the void between now and your next Zinger Meal.
They've just brought out a £5 fried chicken and gravy pizza - which sounds like a junk food lover's dream.
It's described as having a "delicious, crispy base topped with gravy then finished with melted cheese, sweetcorn and fried chicken."