All KFC restaurants in the district remain closed

Wakefield's KFC remains closed this evening, along with the restaurants at Calder Park, Pontefract and Castleford.

Monday, 19th February 2018, 4:45 pm
Updated Monday, 19th February 2018, 4:50 pm

It was initially thought that the restaurants, many of which shut on Friday because of a chicken shortage, had re-opened but the signs remain on the door, apologising to customers.

Hundreds of stores remain shut across the country, with the fast-food giant blaming a new delivery partner that was experiencing “teething troubles”.

The company said: “We’ve brought a new delivery partner on board, but they’ve had a couple of teething problems – getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex!

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“We won’t compromise on quality, so no deliveries has meant some of our restaurants are closed, and others are operating a limited menu, or shortened hours.

“We know that this might have inconvenienced some of you over the last few days, and disappointed you when you wanted your fried chicken fix - we’re really sorry about that.

“Shout out to our restaurant teams who are working flat out to get us back up and running again.”