You may soon find it difficult to satisfy your KFC desires, since Australia’s rising COVID cases are affecting the company’s chicken supply.
Due to the isolation requirements of COVID positive employees, stock supply and delivery have been hampered, causing the fast food behemoth to provide a restricted menu at some locations.
“Like many businesses around Australia, our supply chain and workers have been impacted by COVID-19,” KFC Australia wrote in a statement on their website.
“Relax, we’re doing everything we can to get back to frying everyone’s favourite foods as quickly as possible.”
To alert customers, some impacted stores have displayed sold out signs.
“We don’t have any original chicken, zingers, fillets, or wings due to supply concerns.” One sign said, “Please refer to the sold-out sticker for available items.”
Chicken fans have flocked to social media to express their dissatisfaction, with some claiming to have visited many places and had the same issue at each.
“It’s tough to go to your local KFC and find burgers, original chicken, hot & spicy chicken, popcorn chicken, or original tenders. “Way to go, KFC,” one person exclaimed.
This isn’t the first time the pandemic has affected KFC.
There was a supply shortfall in July 2020, and several stores in Victoria were forced to close as a result of an outbreak a meat processing facility.