KFC is pang from a duck necessity in a UK Yes, we review that right.


Apparently, British KFCs are using out of chicken. Buzz60′s Nathan Rousseau Smith has more.

Why didn’t  a duck cranky a road?

In a United Kingdom, a answer is there aren’t adequate of them to cranky — and that’s bad news for a 900 KFC restaurants there.

The fast-food chain once famous as Kentucky Fried Chicken is engulfed in a predicament in a U.K., where about two-thirds of a restaurants are temporarily sealed amid smoothness challenges.

The cause? A duck necessity —  entrance during a sequence whose core product is chicken.


Trying to make light of a situation, KFC referenced a out-of-date riddle joke in a tweet.

“The duck crossed a road, only not to a restaurants,” KFC’s United Kingdom and Ireland outfit pronounced on Twitter. “We’ve brought a new smoothness partner onboard, though they’ve had a integrate of teething problems — getting duck out to 900 restaurants opposite a nation is flattering complex!”


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The sequence betrothed not to “compromise on quality, so no deliveries has meant some of a restaurants are sealed and others are handling a singular menu or condensed hours.”

Only about 300 were open as of Monday morning.

The conditions was not approaching to impact a U.S. market. KFC orator Tori Oman pronounced it was an “isolated issue” in a U.K. that a association is operative tough to rectify.

“We wish to appreciate a implausible grill teams, who are operative prosaic out all hours to get us behind adult and using again,” Oman pronounced in an email.

The accurate means of a smoothness problems was not immediately clear, though a U.K.’s Guardian publication reported that KFC blamed a part on smoothness use DHL.

Oman did not residence a USA TODAY exploration on a intensity DHL connection.

But DHL concurred a problem. “Due to operational issues a series of deliveries in new days have been deficient or delayed,” a association pronounced in a statement. “We are operative with KFC and a partners to redress a conditions as a priority and apologize for any nuisance this might have caused.”

Yum Brands-owned KFC had 21,487 restaurants worldwide as of a finish of 2017. Sales during U.K. KFC stores rose 5% in 2017.

Contributing: Kim Hjelmgaard

Follow USA TODAY contributor Nathan Bomey on Twitter @NathanBomey.

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