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By James Robinson for MailOnline 

KFC chiefs have issued a supply warning, admitting customers may not be able to get hold of their favourite finger-lickin’ meals.

Bosses at the fast food chain warned that some of its menu items will ‘be unavailable’.

They also warned that some meals may come in packaging ‘that is different to normal’.

Bosses of the chain, famous world-wide for its southern-fried chicken, have blamed ‘disruption over the last few weeks’.  

However, they did not specify what the disruption was in a statement, released on KFC’s UK Twitter page. 

They also did not reveal the items most likely to become unavailable, nor when the supply issue is due to end.

One staff member at KFC suggested to MailOnline that the issue was related to Brexit. MailOnline has contacted KFC for clarification. 

KFC’s message, posted last night, said: ‘The Colonel has just emerged from a long day at the fryers and wanted to share the following message.

‘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. 

KFC  (pictured: Library image of A KFC store) chiefs have today issued a supplies warning, admitting customers may not be able to get hold of their favourite finger-licking meals

KFC  (pictured: Library image of A KFC store) chiefs have today issued a supplies warning, admitting customers may not be able to get hold of their favourite finger-licking meals 

Bosses of the chain, famous worldwide for its deep-fried chicken, have blamed 'disruption over the last few weeks'. But they did not specify what the disruption was in their statement (pictured), released to followers on its UK Twitter page

Bosses of the chain, famous worldwide for its deep-fried chicken, have blamed ‘disruption over the last few weeks’. But they did not specify what the disruption was in their statement (pictured), released to followers on its UK Twitter page

‘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. 

‘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.’

In a later statement, to MailOnline: A KFC spokesperson: ‘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.

‘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 is not the first time that the American chain, which has more than 900 chains and employs 24,000 people across the UK, has suffered from supply issues.

Famously, in 2018, KFC had to close 600 of its stores after running out of chicken.



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