More than 600 out of 900 KFC stores across the UK had to close this week as a new chicken delivery contract delays sparked shortages. Utter chaos ensued, with people calling the local police and comforting crying children.
In response, KFC released a statement assuring its customers that “the Colonel is working on it”
The Colonel is working on it. pic.twitter.com/VvvnDLvlyq— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) February 17, 2018
Tower Hamlets police station was inundated with calls from concerned fried chicken lovers. “Please do not contact us about the #KFCCrisis – it is not a police matter if your favourite eatery is not serving the menu you desire,” they tweeted.
One grandfather took his grandchildren out to dinner at KFC only to find it closed. “Took them to McDonald’s but it’s not the same. Crying in the bathroom. Can’t show weakness in front of them,” @R_Sanderson1952 tweeted.
Some conspiracy theorists might suspect fowl play and argue that a certain clown with a mop of curly red hair might be responsible, but that’s none of our business!
Vegans, however, found this news a reason to rejoice.
Sydney-based Hannah Oakshott is a tea-obsessed pop culture enthusiast who can usually be found showing people pictures of her two miniature schnauzers or baking sweet, lemony food. Hannah is on Instagram @hannah.mareeee