Try Not To Lose It, But KFC Ran Out Of Chicken And Had To Close Its Stores


Not that I don’t like KFC but the only time I go for it is a morning after a heavy night. I’m not usually a greasy food hangover-cure sort of guy, but one in every ten times I’m hungover (so one in every ten days), I’m lying in bed wanting nothing more than some questionable chicken in some salty, spicy batter.

Most of the time I’m too hungover to leave the house though, so have to deal with frozen chicken dippers or an apple. Sometimes though, I’m lucky enough to have someone in the house passing a KFC to and from wherever they’re going, and then I’m in business.

From then on, the KFC is all that matters. It’s all I think about from the moment I ask for it, up until the moment it’s inside me (via eating it – I’m not a KFC fetishist). If someone were to come back from a trip where they were supposed to pick me up some Kentucky Fried Chicken and said they could because, say, they ran out of chicken, I want to say I’d cry.


I’d probably be angry, punch something, and then cry. I’ll mop up the tears with a birdseye nugget and eat that. It’s funny how KFC actually tastes quite similar to tears, when you think about it.

Well anyway, apparently that’s not too far out of the realms of possibility since that’s exactly what happened in a whole host of branches across the UK.

And I’m not talking just a couple, since Devon, Berkshire, Suffolk, Newcastle, Surrey and Suffolk all fell victim to not having any chicken in store. The term “you had one job” gets thrown around too much, but literally KFC had one job, and that’s serve chicken to people.


The sign reads:

We wouldn’t want to open without offering our full menu, but we’ll be back at the fryers as soon as we can!

Apologies for any inconvenience

They put the shortage down to “hiccups” and apologised for inconvenience caused, but that won’t cut it.

Bosses are still looking into how this was able to happen, with so many of their 800 UK stores affected.

In a statement, a KFC spokesperson said:

We deliver fresh chicken to our restaurants, but we’re having a few hiccups with our delivery system at the moment.

We’re really sorry for any inconvenience, and we’re working to have all our restaurants back up and running as soon as we can!

Hopefully things will be back up and running imminently. I didn’t want a KFC but I hate not having the option.

Images via KFC

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