LIKE some 700 other restaurants in KFC's 900-strong UK chain, the branch (pictured) opposite Cleethorpes Boating Lake has been hit bya delivery shortfall in its most important commodity - chicken.
Earlier this winter, the parent company awarded the supply contract to Rugby-based DHL after dispensing with the services of Bidvest, butDHL has failed to meet the challenge. It has literally been unable to deliver.
It is thought that the Cleethorpes branch is a franchisee and its operator will thus probably be entitled to compensation from DHL (which is owned by the German company, Deutsche Post).
KFC's on-the-bone chicken is all sourced from British producers, while its boneless chicken comes from various European countries, plus some further afield such as Brazil and Thailand.
It is not known when normal service will be resumed.
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