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A response from KFC as all in Cornwall remain shut

A response from KFC as all in Cornwall remain shut

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:49am 20th February 2018. (Updated at 7:25am 20th February 2018)

All four KFCs in Cornwall remain closed after the fast-food giant ran out of chicken.

Nationwide, 296 restaurants have reopened after problems with deliveries.

However, many are offering limited menus or have cut their hours and two thirds across the UK are still shut.

Bosses are blaming "teething issues" after signing a distribution contract with DHL.

On Tuesday morning, they praised staff for 'working flat out' and 'round the cluck' (their pun, not ours), to get outlets operating again.

The chain has apologised to customers and launched a tracker on its website, to let customers know whether their local restaurants are open or closed.

In a statement online, it says: "We've brought a new delivery partner onboard, but they've had a couple of teething problems - getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex!

"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. Hope to see you in our restaurants soon".

You can check the restaurant opening tracker here, although as of 9pm on Monday night, Penzance, Falmouth, St Austell and Bodmin remained closed.

That said, the Penzance restaurant was shut before the delivery issues, after a hygiene inspection.

Bosses say the chain at the Heliport Retail Park is temporarily shut will maintenance work is carried out.

You can read more here.

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