Over 600 KFCs in UK closed because of chicken shortage

More than 600 outlets of the fast food chain KFC remained temporarily closed in the UK after running out of chicken. Explaining the shortage, DHL tweeted it was caused by a new delivery partner, DHL, who are facing teething problems in getting fresh chicken delivered to 900 restaurants across the country. A DHL spokesperson told CNBC that the delay was due to “operational issues. The company is working with their partners and KFC to sort them out, he said.  Both KFC and DHL apologised to the customers for the inconvenience caused by the closure.  Supplies started to dwindle from last Tuesday when KFC changed its provider. In Yorkshire, nine out of ten stores remained closed. KFC has set up a website to let customers know which branches are open. DHL announced in November that it had been appointed alongside QSL to manage the supply and distribution of food products and packaging for KFC outlets in the UK.