KFC is facing a new crisis following last week’s chicken shortage after the fast food chain revealed it is now running out of gravy.
The chain was forced to close more than half of its 900 UK restaurants last week when delivery problems resulted in severe chicken shortages.
Almost all of those stores are now open again, but many are operating with “reduced menus” due to continuing issues with distribution, the BBC reports. KFC recently changed its delivery contract to DHL, and the courier service has blamed “operational issues” for the disruption in supply.
A spokesperson for the chain said: “We’re working as hard as we can to get this sorted out. We know that our gravy is a big favourite!”
Twitter users have reacted to the latest plight facing KFC. One wrote: “It’s bad when KFC runs out of chicken, but it’s even worse that they run out of gravy.”
It's bad when kfc runs out of chicken but it's even worse that they run out of gravy
— Emma Woods (@ewoods01) February 28, 2018
Another urged DHL to “sort it out”, saying: “Anyone would think you were in the logistics business”. Someone else added: “I can cope with -6 degrees, snow and all of that, even customers changing colours at last minute… but when I hear on the news KFC have now run low on gravy. Crisis…. not happy!”
— colin haines (@colinhaines1972) March 1, 2018
See more reactions below.
I can cope with -6 degrees, snow and all of that, even customers changing colours at last minute…but when I hear on the news KFC have now run low on gravy. Crisis…..Not Happy!
— Hinton Payne (@HintonPayneDec) March 1, 2018
Who gets gravy in KFC? Like does it come in a ketchup tub or over your food like a chicken dinner? #KFCCrisis
— Donnacha O Beaglaoich (@DonOBeaglaoich) March 1, 2018
— ? Veebee ? (@Freespirit_40) March 1, 2018
KFC now running out of Gravy. What an FC#K
— just urquhartstewart (@ustewart) March 1, 2018
Haah… Now UK KFC ran out of gravy.
News flash… The gravy ain't that damn good any so nothing of value is lost
— Dhvrpicvs The Elder Ω (@UncleDhurpy) March 1, 2018
You can check which restaurants are open or serving a reduced menu here.
DHL said in a statement last week: “Due to operational issues, a number of deliveries in recent days have been incomplete or delayed. We are working with our partners, KFC and QSL, to rectify the situation as a priority and apologise for any inconvenience.”