Holy cluck! KFC is running out of CHICKEN amid the coronavirus pandemic
- KFC Australia announced they were running out of chicken in Melbourne
- The chain experienced problems with supply amid the coronavirus lockdown
- Certain KFC restaurants will be closed or have limited hours this weekend
KFC Australia have revealed they are experiencing a chicken shortage amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The fast food chain announced certain stores in Melbourne would be closed or open for limited hours due to the supply issue.
‘We’ve had a bit of trouble with our chicken supply this week,’ The KFC Australia website read.
KFC Australia have revealed they are experiencing a chicken shortage amid the coronavirus pandemic
KFC assured customers the issue was ‘temporary’ and the chain would ‘have our full menu up and frying in a day or two’.
A KFC Australia spokesperson said stores would be impacted over the weekend.
‘Our chicken supply has been disrupted in Victoria this week and some of our restaurants will only be open for limited hours or may have to close this weekend.
‘We’re sorry for any issues this causes our customers – we’re doing everything we can to help our suppliers get back on track,’ the spokesperson said.
KFC has not confirmed which stores would be affected or potentially closed.
The news comes after Victorian meat processing facilities saw a number of coronavirus outbreaks.
The further processing plant for Ingham’s Chicken in Thomastown, north Melbourne, shut down last week after it was linked to five cases of COVID-19.
The fast food chain announced certain stores in Melbourne would be closed or open for limited hours due to the supply issue
Residents in Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are halfway through a strict six-week-long coronavirus lockdown.
The stage three restrictions only permit residents to leave their homes for essential reasons including exercise, care, purchasing food and accessing work or education.
It is also mandatory to wear a face covering outside and anyone flouting the rule faces a $200 on-the-spot fine.
The state recorded its second-highest daily increase since the pandemic began with 627 new coronavirus cases on Friday.
Victoria also recorded eight more deaths, bringing the state’s total to 112.
Half of Victoria’s deaths have been linked to aged care facilities.
Certain KFC restaurants will be closed or have limited hours this weekend, the fast food giant said