KFC has warned that some items on its menu may be unavailable soon due to “disruption” across the country.
In a statement posted to Twitter, the company said: “Just a heads up that across our country, there’s been some disruption over the last few weeks – so things may be a little different when you next visit us.
“You might find some items aren’t available or our packaging might look a little different to normal. We know it’s not ideal, but we’re working hard to keep things running smoothly.
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“In the meantime, please be patient with our incredible teams… they’re doing a brilliant job despite the disruption. We can’t wait to see you soon for your next fried chicken fix. Thanks for understanding.”
KFC didn’t say what it meant by “disruption”. When asked to clarify, a spokesperson told Bristol Live: “As with so many other businesses across the country, recent disruption has meant some of our restaurants are facing a few shortages. Despite that, we’re still open and serving our iconic fried chicken – all thanks to our incredible team members. They’re doing a brilliant job keeping the fryers going, so please be kind to them.
KFC on Winterstoke Road
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“Our restaurants serve fresh, natural, quality chicken. If the recent disruption means that’s not delivered, some of our restaurants may need to make temporary changes to their menu. The eagle-eyed among you may also notice some of our packaging could look a little different too, but crucially, it’ll still be full of incredible chicken.”
It’s possible the company is referring to the ‘pingdemic’ – workers getting told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 app or by NHS Test and Trace, and therefore being unable to head in to work.
Fully vaccinated key workers have been able to escape those regulations since July 19 due to the importance of their work. It’s unclear if KFC staff would qualify, since they are food distribution workers but in a business generally used by customers for leisure, rather than necessity.
From August 16, fully vaccinated people and children will no longer need to self-isolate if identified as contacts of someone who tests positive for Covid-19. Instead, they will be advised to get a PCR test, but will not be asked to self-isolate while they wait for the test result.
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