Fried chicken fans could be facing a shortage of their favourite food as KFC gears up to switch suppliers.
This would be the second case of scarcity in as many years. Last year, supply chain difficulties forced 570 of the company’s 900 restaurants to close – with some customers going as far as calling the police as a result.
Restaurants could be forced to close
Today a source told The Sun that “more disruption awaits” following KFC’s decision to switch suppliers after current partners DHL did not bid to renew their contract.
The initial disruption took place after the fast food company switched to DHL from old suppliers Best Food. It has now decided to switch back to Best Food.
DHL blamed a software issue for the 2018 shortage, which happened in February of that year. It caused KFC outlets in the North East, London, Kent, East Anglia, the Midlands and the south of England to all report that they had run out of some chicken products.
Now new problems are predicted, after Best Food won the contract by undercutting the German firm and promising to deliver a cage of chicken for £22 compared to £24.50.
Second shortage in just over a year
KFC told The Sun, “We had a tough year and have been working really hard to continue to deliver fresh chicken every day.
“We’ve decided to switch back to Best Food who have done a great job in supporting us while we got back on track.”