Police ask Londoners not to call them about the KFC crisis

KFC has run out of chicken across the country - and now the shit has really hit the fan.

Tower Hamlets police have put out a tweet asking residents of the London borough not to contact them about the KFC crisis.

"It is not a police matter if your favourite eatery is not serving the menu that you desire," they write, completely ignoring that forcing Londoners to go to different chicken shops is basically a criminal act.

KFC expects disruption to some restaurants to continue for the rest of the week after a new delivery contract with DHL sparked chicken shortages across the country.

More than 500 of the chain's nearly 900 stores are still closed, while many of those that are open are offering limited menus or have cut their hours.

A KFC spokesman said:

We anticipate the number of closures will reduce today and over the coming days as our teams work flat out all hours to clear the backlog.

Each day more deliveries are being made; however, we expect the disruption to some restaurants to continue over the remainder of the week, meaning some will be closed and others operating with a reduced menu or shortened hours.

KFC was previously a client of Bidvest Logistics.

The chicken chain detailed the problems in an earlier statement, which said:

We've brought a new delivery partner on board, 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," the company added.

We know that this might have inconvenienced some of you over the last few days, and disappointed you when you wanted your fried chicken fix - we're really sorry about that.

Additional reporting: Agencies

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