KFC Twitter posts for most of the 900 KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) restaurants tells the story, there’s no chicken to be had, not today anyway. In a tweet that the British branch of KFC sent out Sunday said, “The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants.” The lack of chicken has caused the closing of KFC’s in both the U.K. and Ireland.
So how does a restaurant that sells chicken and basically only chicken beside a few side dishes run out of their main dish? According to the officials of the KFC restaurants across the pond, they recently had a new delivery partner come on board for their fresh chicken delivery and they are experiencing some “teething problems.” That company is the delivery firm of DHL and they said only that “operational issues” they’ve experienced has caused “incomplete or delayed” bird deliveries, according to Fox News.
According to Fox News, the folks from KFC do admit “getting the fresh chicken out to 900-plus stores is not an easy task, in fact, it is “pretty complex.” Running out of chicken at KFC does open up the floodgates for online jokes, like “what a fowl-up.” KFC without so much as a feather from a chicken wing in sight is being called a “cluck-up” among other things as people find some irony in a chicken joint without a piece of chicken to be had.
A sign is greeting those at the door who have their heart set on some “finger-licking good” stuff. That sign is telling them it’s a chicken-less zone at this time, but they are waiting, which is expressed by another sign in an update of their chicken deliveries. KFC’s lack of chicken and the updates of chicken arrivals have been posted on Twitter as well, as seen in the two tweets below.
It looks like Colonel Sanders left an update on the KFC Twitter account. It also looks as if they started opening some of their restaurants today, but not all of them. As seen below in the tweet those chicken-lovers are directed to an updated page where they can find the nearest restaurant open near them.
KFC closing has rattled some of their customers who jumped online to tell their tale of woe about how the lack of “finger-licking-good” stuff has put a bit of a damper over their day.
“@KFC_UKI_Help can’t believe #plymouth Crownhill is shut… ruining the birthday of my 12-year-old! Thank god for @McDonalds … running out of chicken!! Basics!” Which is what a mom called Vicky tweeted, as seen on Fox.
Others felt rather bad for the staff who are losing out on wages with the restaurants closing, which is conveyed in the tweets below.
But then there were those who felt a joke coming on with KFC running out of chicken, with one Twitter user attempting a bit of poetry.