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KFC Closes Most of its UK Locations Due to Chicken Shortage

About two-thirds of KFC locations closed in the UK.
Photo: Reuters

American fast food restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has been forced to shut down most of its locations in the United Kingdom due to a shortage of chicken.

This first became an issue when it changed its delivery contract to DHL. After that, about two-thirds of KFC’s British locations shut down. Some 300 locations that have remained open are operating with a limited menu, and KFC is unsure if the other locations will open again.

“We’ve brought a new delivery partner onboard, but they’ve had a couple of teething problems – getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex,” KFC wrote.

The company claims that they are closing down locations because of “operational issues,” and they only want to deliver the best quality food to their customers. However, it has been proven that their chickens are bred in poor conditions, and their food contains monosodium glutamate (MSG) – a chemical that is known to potentially cause bloating, swelling, headaches and other body pains. In addition, eating KFC chicken grants everyone a one-way ticket to obesity.

But that’s not all. The UK has seen an unexpected rise in the number of vegans, vegetarians, and flexitarians (people who are cutting down on their animal product consumption). Furthermore, in 2016, it was reported that vegan food sales went up 1500% in ten years, and numbers have only been growing since then. Currently, over half a million people in the UK identity themselves as vegan.

The company also joked on social media that “[t]he chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants.” That’s a victory for vegans and chickens because we’re pretty sure there isn’t a single chicken on earth that wants to end up on a KFC plate.







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