Amesbury KFC re-opens after chicken problems

KFC Solstice Park Amesbury Closure February 2018

11:50am 20th February 2018
(Updated 2:19pm 20th February 2018)

Amesbury's KFC has re-opened this lunchtime (Tuesday February 20th), following those supplier issues affecting the chain nationwide.

They've confirmed that the Solstice Park branch is now serving once again.

More than 500 KFC outlets in the UK still remain closed though - they've put details of which stores are open on their website.

It's all after a new delivery contract sparked chicken shortages.

KFC said it was all due to "teething problems" with a new delivery contractor, which meant it ran out of chicken at some stores.

KFC Solstice Park Amesbury Closure February 2018

The sign outside Amesbury's KFC branch during the closure yesterday

KFC last week switched its delivery contract from Bidvest to DHL.

They've tweeted about the issues:


The KFC outlet at Solstice Park in Amesbury first started having problems over the weekend, related to the change in supplier.

They were telling customers that they had run out of wraps, buns, corn on the cob and Pepsi on Saturday (February 17th).

DHL has responded to the problems:

"Due to operational issues a number of deliveries in recent days have been incomplete or delayed."

The company said it was working "to rectify the situation as a priority and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused".

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