KFC has revealed that a shortage of chicken was the reason stores around the country have been closed since Friday (February 16).

Lovers of fried chicken nationwide were left distraught when they discovered that some of the company’s 900 stores had been shut due to the shortage.

Branches in Surrey, Devon, Bristol, Newcastle, Suffolk, Berkshire and Cheshire were all affected, according to The Mirror .

KFC stores in Dorking , Cobham Services , Caterham and Walton are closed due to the supply issues, while the Chertsey Road Woking store is serving a limited menu.

Other branches like those in Guildford , Redhill and Sunbury Cross say they may be forced to close early as stocks run low. GetSurrey was unable to contact the Addlestone and Chertsey branches.

The purveyor of fried chicken put out a statement on Twitter explaining that there had been “teething problems” with a new delivery partner.

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