Feathers fly as chicken shortage closes KFCs across Britain

Feathers fly as chicken shortage closes KFCs across Britain

Feathers fly as chicken shortage closes KFCs across Britain

In response, officers suggested that closed chicken shops are not their problem.

"I got KFC in Erith shut down because I caught them on videos smuggling raw chicken into the back of the restaurant out of the back of a auto in black bags and boxes and unrefrigerated..."

The fried-chicken franchise blamed the chicken shortage on a new contract with a delivering company.

Metropolitan Police in east London have told locals to stop wasting their time by calling the emergency line to complain about chicken shortages at KFC.

Politicians have also felt the brunt of public anger over the shortage, with Bermondsey MP Neil Coyle tweeting: 'I've been contacted by disappointed #KFC customers on Borough High Street'.

People across the United Kingdom tweeted of their outrage over the news.

Pollard appears to have deleted the tweet in question.

The GMB union warned KFC it would face supply problems last last October when it opted to switch its deliveries from the food delivery specialists Bidvest Logistics to DHL.

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DHL's distribution center for KFC is in Rugby, a town in central England.

About 80% of Britain's KFC locations are closed because of a lack of chicken.

Lowkey the smuggled chicken was not only raw, stuffed into black bags, and thrown in the back of a auto trunk, but it was also left unrefrigerated.

"Fans can check our website - www.kfc.co.uk/crossed-the-road - to find out where their nearest open restaurant is".

It cited "complicated distribution problems" but insisted it was "working flat out" to get all stores up and running.

John Boulter, Managing Director Retail DHL, Supply Chain UK and Ireland said, "DHL regrets the interruption of supply and is working diligently to rectify the situation by working with KFC and other partners involved in the supply chain".

A police station in Manchester is apparently receiving similar calls. "The Met is continuing its drive - including the use of its social media channels - to reduce improper use of the 999 and 101 numbers".

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