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    KFC chicken shortage closes outlets.

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    KFC chicken shortage closes outlets.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 19 Feb 2018, 11:55 am

    Things were not so finger-licking good for disappointed fried chicken fans after problems with a new distribution system forced the closures.

    Last week, KFC switched its delivery contract to DHL, which blamed "operational issues" for the supply disruption.

    KFC has about 900 UK restaurants, with more than 80% run by franchisees.

    Closures have been reported in areas including London and the South East, the Midlands, East Anglia, the North East and Wales.

    Read more from The BBC News HERE

    ( Until last Tuesday, KFC's chicken was delivered by South African-owned distribution group Bidvest, which describes itself as "the leading supplier of logistical and supply chain solutions to the UK hospitality and restaurant sector" ).




    I wonder why KFC changed their logistics supplier when it seemed that this was working well with "Bidvest".

    Whatever the decision was triggered by, all it means is that the KFC customers are now losing out.


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    Post by papa_umau on Tue 20 Feb 2018, 11:03 am

    KFC changed it's logistic suppliers from Bidvest to DHL because the DHL bid was cheaper.

    Now we are all suffering because KFC wants to save money on deliveries.

    It is bad enough that the KFC brand is going to be damaged by this act, but it is even worse when we realise that a large number of he KFC branches are owned and run by individual franchises.


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    Re: KFC chicken shortage closes outlets.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 22 Feb 2018, 11:45 am

    It was always going to be a risk to change logistics suppliers when we consider just how much supplies were carried by Bidvest.

    For DHL to gear themselves up to supply this massive chain with uncooked chicken in refrigerated container-vans was a lot to ask.
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    Re: KFC chicken shortage closes outlets.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 23 Feb 2018, 1:13 pm

    And while the parent company was trying to get their stuff delivered more cheaply this disaster has happened and the KFC name has been damaged as a result.


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    Re: KFC chicken shortage closes outlets.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 11:48 am

    It certainly has.

    I will now think twice about getting food from KFC.
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    Re: KFC chicken shortage closes outlets.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 25 Feb 2018, 11:50 am

    The income to all of those franchised eateries is going to be effected for some time because of this let-down


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    Re: KFC chicken shortage closes outlets.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Tue 27 Feb 2018, 11:46 am

    Haven't had KFC for years, and I found this snafu rather amusing, along with the 999 calls to the police!
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    Re: KFC chicken shortage closes outlets.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 4:27 pm

    I don't think the regular KFC-users found the "snafu" funny.

    Neither did the people who have risked a lot of their personal cash getting the franchises to work.


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