KFC says 'sorry' to customers for chicken outage

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Hundreds of KFC restaurants have been closed this week or operating a limited menu or shortened hours after the company experienced what it described as "teething problems" following a switch in its distribution contract to DHL.

To apologize to customers and own up to their mistake, the chain ran a hilarious ad in the United Kingdom newspapers The Sun and Metro today.

KFC said it is is struggling to find charities which will accept the surplus chicken - as many have safety policies which rule out accepting fresh meat.

The fowl shortage, which KFC attributed to delivery issues, forced the chain to close more than half of its 900 British restaurants this week.

Here's what the fine print says: "A chicken restaurant without any chicken".

Having come under a storm of criticism about closed stores in the United Kingdom, limited menus and burgers served with no lettuce, the fast food giant posted an extraordinary "sorry" advertisement. "Thank you for bearing with us".

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The Clacton store has now re-opened as are many more across Essex.

A spokesman for the company said: "Due to operational issues a number of deliveries in recent days have been incomplete or delayed".

He also thought it was honorable that KFC didn't make a point of running DHL through the ringer for these problems.

Some stores around the country still remain closed.

"They have been open and transparent and incredibly authentic" with their apology, he said. "For KFC's sake", one person wrote.

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