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Title: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: grahame on February 18, 2018, 05:13:37 pm
From Cornwall Live (https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/last-cornwalls-kfc-branches-closes-1230655)

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A delivery mix-up has led to numerous Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants across the country running out of chicken Ė including the four branches in Cornwall.

KFC blamed a new supplier for the lack of vital ingredients, including chicken and chips, that has meant it has had to close most of its restaurants.

Many across the country have been closed for the past few days and rumours suggest that some might not open again until the middle of this coming week.

I suppose it's good to see that it's not just the railways that have supply chain (chicken, working trains, staff, chips) problems!


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: LiskeardRich on February 18, 2018, 05:18:01 pm
A change from Bidvest to DHL.

Unofficial Word from staff they rejected deliveries for being out of temperature specification and have to wait for their next scheduled delivery.
That may tie into the earlier kfc official statement which mentioned they wonít let their quality slip.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on February 18, 2018, 05:37:18 pm
There's no lickin' of fingers from Bristol to Penzance, from Amesbury to Weymouth.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: ChrisB on February 18, 2018, 06:05:56 pm
And London....

That reason has been pasted in entrance doors in London.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: TaplowGreen on February 18, 2018, 06:44:53 pm
Lucky Cornwall.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on February 18, 2018, 07:04:34 pm
The Colonel has emailed me.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: LiskeardRich on February 18, 2018, 07:16:36 pm
The Colonel has emailed me.

Me too. Luckily Iím on annual leave so I donít need my weekly dinner break in kfc!


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: Four Track, Now! on February 18, 2018, 07:27:08 pm
In Devon, a shortage of CHIPS has been blamed.

If you want to experience the very worst that America can offer, I recommend a visit to the KFC in Penn Station, New York. We chose it as time was limited, we couldn't find what had been recommended to us, and it looked the least bad.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: Surrey 455 on February 18, 2018, 07:38:47 pm
I was in Woking today. The Taco Bell is closed due to "supply problems" according to the poster on the door but the KFC's up the road and also in the Peacock shopping centre were open. The two brands are or were under common ownership I believe. Meanwhile, I headed off for Spud-U-Like.  :)


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on February 18, 2018, 08:39:45 pm
KFC and Taco Bell do indeed have the same parent - Yum! Brands.

They rarely run outlets directly though. Nearly all are franchises.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on February 19, 2018, 07:24:59 pm
Over half of the UKs KFC outlets are now shut.

According to KFC, the only restaurant open south west of Bristol is one in somewhere called Barnstable (sic), Devon.  ::)

A list of open restaurants is being maintained on the KFC UK website.

https://www.kfc.co.uk/crossed-the-road

Meanwhile, news sites are reporting that staff are being encouraged to take holiday. That's a bit unfair. Losing a day, or days, holiday because KFC's new delivery partner (one with little experience in chilled/frozen food distribution) has messed up spectacularly.

DHL should be publicly apologising to the Colonel's customers.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: LiskeardRich on February 19, 2018, 09:09:09 pm
Several independent fried chicken takeaways are shouting on Facebook theyíve still got chicken! Making a joke in their marketing at kfc expense in the process.
Plymouth herald ran an article with alternatives given to kfc


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: TaplowGreen on February 19, 2018, 10:28:30 pm
Over half of the UKs KFC outlets are now shut.

According to KFC, the only restaurant open south west of Bristol is one in somewhere called Barnstable (sic), Devon.  ::)

A list of open restaurants is being maintained on the KFC UK website.

https://www.kfc.co.uk/crossed-the-road

Meanwhile, news sites are reporting that staff are being encouraged to take holiday. That's a bit unfair. Losing a day, or days, holiday because KFC's new delivery partner (one with little experience in chilled/frozen food distribution) has messed up spectacularly.

DHL should be publicly apologising to the Colonel's customers.

I believe that following these recent events he is now Private Sanders.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on February 19, 2018, 10:32:36 pm
Miss Millies in Bristol, North Somerset and South Wales will be doing a roaring trade.

They are the closest in taste to KFC I've ever tried. The Miss Millies founder, Harry Latham, is the person who first brought KFC to the UK in the 1960s. He became MD of KFC UK and when he stepped down from that role he became franchisee of several stores in and around Bristol. When KFC UK decided to concentrate on restaurants and drive-thru, Harry converted his KFC take-aways to Miss Millies Country Fried Chicken.

How he got close to the KFC recipe without upsetting them, who knows. Perhaps being good friends with the Colonel and naming his chain after the Colonel's daughter helped.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: TaplowGreen on February 19, 2018, 10:35:10 pm
Several independent fried chicken takeaways are shouting on Facebook theyíve still got chicken! Making a joke in their marketing at kfc expense in the process.
Plymouth herald ran an article with alternatives given to kfc

Cap'n Jaspers/Dewdneys. That is all you need to know by way of alternatives 🙂


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: LiskeardRich on February 19, 2018, 10:40:10 pm
Several independent fried chicken takeaways are shouting on Facebook theyíve still got chicken! Making a joke in their marketing at kfc expense in the process.
Plymouth herald ran an article with alternatives given to kfc

Cap'n Jaspers/Dewdneys. That is all you need to know by way of alternatives 🙂

How dare you suggest the disgusting product that Dewdneys pump out to a Cornishman.
The. Capín Jaspers suggesting redeems yourself somewhat,


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: TaplowGreen on February 19, 2018, 10:55:43 pm
Several independent fried chicken takeaways are shouting on Facebook theyíve still got chicken! Making a joke in their marketing at kfc expense in the process.
Plymouth herald ran an article with alternatives given to kfc

Cap'n Jaspers/Dewdneys. That is all you need to know by way of alternatives 🙂

How dare you suggest the disgusting product that Dewdneys pump out to a Cornishman.
The. Capín Jaspers suggesting redeems yourself somewhat,

........Cornish eh? I'll have an Ivor & leave you with Ginsters! 🙊


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on February 19, 2018, 11:09:03 pm
Now, now, me 'ansums. We don't want a Tamar border incident.  ;D

Next you'll be arguing whether it's jam or cream first.  ;)


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: RichardB on February 19, 2018, 11:50:34 pm
Several independent fried chicken takeaways are shouting on Facebook theyíve still got chicken! Making a joke in their marketing at kfc expense in the process.
Plymouth herald ran an article with alternatives given to kfc

Cap'n Jaspers/Dewdneys. That is all you need to know by way of alternatives 🙂

All Plymothians (new or adopted) know this!

PS - just read Rich's post - I've never had a Dewdney's pasty.  Sounds like I may have had a lucky escape.  I have had a (few) Jasperisers on the Barbican and can personally vouch for Cap'n Jaspers....


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: LiskeardRich on February 20, 2018, 12:09:55 am
Several independent fried chicken takeaways are shouting on Facebook theyíve still got chicken! Making a joke in their marketing at kfc expense in the process.
Plymouth herald ran an article with alternatives given to kfc

Cap'n Jaspers/Dewdneys. That is all you need to know by way of alternatives 🙂

All Plymothians (new or adopted) know this!

PS - just read Rich's post - I've never had a Dewdney's pasty.  Sounds like I may have had a lucky escape.  I have had a (few) Jasperisers on the Barbican and can personally vouch for Cap'n Jaspers....

I may have been overly harsh to dewdneys, they fill a hole well, but ainít a proper pasty.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: RichardB on February 20, 2018, 12:34:51 am
Several independent fried chicken takeaways are shouting on Facebook theyíve still got chicken! Making a joke in their marketing at kfc expense in the process.
Plymouth herald ran an article with alternatives given to kfc

Cap'n Jaspers/Dewdneys. That is all you need to know by way of alternatives 🙂

All Plymothians (new or adopted) know this!

PS - just read Rich's post - I've never had a Dewdney's pasty.  Sounds like I may have had a lucky escape.  I have had a (few) Jasperisers on the Barbican and can personally vouch for Cap'n Jaspers....

I may have been overly harsh to dewdneys, they fill a hole well, but ainít a proper pasty.

I'm now going to have to try one.  I really do know the best pasties are in Cornwall.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on February 20, 2018, 12:43:04 am
The best pasties I've ever had are the ones I make myself.

My red wine braised beef skirt with onion and Stilton is perfection in pastry.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: GBM on February 20, 2018, 06:33:58 am
My red wine braised beef skirt with onion and Stilton is perfection in pastry.
Now that's how real Cornish ones begin life!
Well chosen that man  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: TaplowGreen on February 20, 2018, 08:57:35 am
The best pasties I've ever had are the ones I make myself.

My red wine braised beef skirt with onion and Stilton is perfection in pastry.

Beef skirt is spot on but I'm afraid Stilton has no place in a Cornish pasty - have it with a drop of Port afterwards instead.........and perhaps a scone? (Cream on first, naturally!)  ;)


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on February 20, 2018, 12:16:46 pm
I was very careful to say just 'pasty'. I know that Beef and Stilton isn't 'Cornish'. And, as I'd be making them at home in Somerset, I'd risk the wrath of the Corning Pasty Association and their Protected Geographical Indication if I dared suggest my concoction was from Cornwall.  :P ;) ;D


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bobm on February 20, 2018, 02:19:08 pm
I'd risk the wrath of the Corning Pasty Association ....

Meanwhile he's going to get tetchy with autocorrect...  ;D


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: patch38 on February 20, 2018, 03:24:44 pm
True. You really don't want to get on the wrong side of the Cornish Patsy Association.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: Four Track, Now! on February 20, 2018, 11:38:07 pm
Anyway, the KFC drive-through (I am NOT spelling it "thru") restaurant at Avonmeads is open again, no doubt to the delight of the hungry workers at St Philips Marsh HST depot next door. This reopening is good news, as it means I can resume my boycott.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: TaplowGreen on February 21, 2018, 06:22:12 am
http://newsthump.com/2018/02/20/uk-life-expectancy-jumps-as-kfc-forced-to-close-for-24-hours/

......although there have been some injuries as people try cooking for the first time ever.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: broadgage on February 21, 2018, 08:31:47 pm
Think of the lives lost in home fires as people are forced to fry their own chicken, in overfilled pans.
The poor will even be reduced to cooking chips in electric kettles* a known fire risk. The government HAVE to step in and resolve this crisis, before MORE children die, of malnutrition or in house fires.
And what is being done to help those who have managed to feed their families only by driving to more distant KFC outlets that are still open, surely reimbursement for the extra petrol consumed should be available ?

*It would never have occurred to me that chips COULD be cooked in an  electric kettle, until the fire brigade leafleted every home in the area warning of the perils of so doing. You cant do enough chips for the whole family, but apparently it is very handy when you "just need a few chips for the baby"


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: Four Track, Now! on February 22, 2018, 09:12:26 am
That's not the only inappropriate use of a kettle to have been recorded, as my niece Angie, who works in the police control room in Blackpool, explains on the TV programme "999 - What's Your Emergency". (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PqP4QkN_G8)


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: johnneyw on February 22, 2018, 12:16:40 pm
I remember many years ago the spolling bloopers section of Punch magazine printed an article which referred to Kentucky Fried Children.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: LiskeardRich on February 22, 2018, 01:36:46 pm
DHL have done more for child obesity in 2 days than Jamie Oliver has in 10 years


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: grahame on February 23, 2018, 05:38:22 pm
Meanwhile, news sites are reporting that staff are being encouraged to take holiday. That's a bit unfair. Losing a day, or days, holiday because KFC's new delivery partner (one with little experience in chilled/frozen food distribution) has messed up spectacularly.

DHL should be publicly apologising to the Colonel's customers.

Perhaps fake news ... The BBC reports (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43169625)

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In the ad, KFC said: "A chicken restaurant without any chicken. It's not ideal.
"Huge apologies to our customers, especially those who travelled out their way to find we were closed."

It also thanked its staff and franchise partners for "working tirelessly to improve the situation".


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on February 23, 2018, 07:51:05 pm
Perhaps fake news ...

I don't think the BBC are known for deliberately lying. Four days ago:

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Workers are being encouraged to take holiday
www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-43124259


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: broadgage on February 24, 2018, 11:55:56 am
I am not impressed with DHL.
They have lost a package of lithium batteries, believed confiscated by the authorities as prohibited from air transport.
That is why the package was marked "LITHIUM BATTERIES. SURFACE TRANSPORT ONLY. DO NOT UPLIFT BY AIR"


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: 1st fan on February 25, 2018, 12:50:20 pm
DHL have done more for child obesity in 2 days than Jamie Oliver has in 10 years
Has anyone else seen the Medicinal Fried Chicken episode of South Park?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicinal_Fried_Chicken


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bobm on February 28, 2018, 08:46:57 pm
Seems they are now running out of gravy!


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: martyjon on February 28, 2018, 09:15:41 pm
Seems they are now running out of gravy!

Is that chicken flavoured gravy ?


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: grahame on February 28, 2018, 09:32:37 pm
Seems they are now running out of gravy!

Indeed.   I visited one yesterday (because of a train cancellation) and  there were more things off the menu than on.   They DID have chicken ...


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on February 28, 2018, 10:28:52 pm
Seems they are now running out of gravy!

Oh the humanity!

I love their gravy.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: Four Track, Now! on March 01, 2018, 10:13:47 pm
Seems they are now running out of gravy!

Oh the humanity!

I love their gravy.

Back around 1977, when a former schoolmate was then already manager of a small group of KFCs around Blackpool, he assured me that the gravy was made onsite from stock prepared with the unwanted bits of the chickens. I too loved it then, although I should think it now comes in a 25 Kg drum.

Should you find you have leftover gravy the morning after a KFC feast, use a small funnel to fill a whoopee cushion, and breathe new life into an old practical joke!


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on March 01, 2018, 11:10:30 pm
from stock prepared with the unwanted bits of the chickens.

Exactly how a good chicken gravy should be made.

When I roast a chicken I'll nearly always simmer down the carcass and bones after all the meat has been consumed. Sling in some celery, carrot, onion and sage, then leave on a low heat for a couple of hours. Reduced right down, strained, then frozen. Perfect base for the next chicken dinner gravy.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bignosemac on March 04, 2018, 06:58:59 pm
I was very careful to say just 'pasty'. I know that Beef and Stilton isn't 'Cornish'. And, as I'd be making them at home in Somerset, I'd risk the wrath of the Corning Pasty Association and their Protected Geographical Indication if I dared suggest my concoction was from Cornwall.  :P ;) ;D

Returning to the pasty diversion earlier in the thread. The World Pasty Championships went ahead at the Eden Project, Cornwall yesterday, despite the weather.

The top prize, the Open Savoury (Company), went to an American pasty company with their filling containing barbecue pulled chicken, sweet potato, red pepper, courgette and... pineapple(!!!). Now I know how many folk scoff at the idea of pineapple on a pizza, so I imagine putting it in a pasty is just a step too far. Me? I think the filling sounds delicious, although I might be tempted to go for normal potato, rather than sweet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-cornwall-43278376

Full list of winners:

http://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/world-pasty-championships

The conversation last week reminded me it's been a while since I've done any savoury baking. Once the shops are fully stocked again I think I'll knock up a few pasties. Or, I may just think, sod the effort, and go to KFC instead.  :P


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: LiskeardRich on March 04, 2018, 07:36:25 pm
Back to kfc, both mutley and millbay branches have reclosed with signs put on the door blaming their new delivery partners.
I had to settle for subway instead.


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bobm on March 04, 2018, 08:39:28 pm
Had a KFC last night. No boneless and no dips.  Perhaps the Wiltshire police transit van in front of us in the drive through had them all!   ;D


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on March 09, 2018, 03:12:28 pm
From the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43337521):

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KFC in partial return to ex-distributor Bidvest

Fast-food chain KFC has returned to its old distributor after suffering chicken shortages that forced the temporary closure of hundreds of outlets.

Last month, the chain experienced widespread distribution problems after it decided to switch its logistics contract from Bidvest to DHL.

But now Bidvest has signed a new agreement with KFC UK & Ireland to supply up to 350 of its 900 restaurants. Bidvest pledged "a seamless return".

Until 13 February, all KFC's chicken was delivered by Bidvest. But after the contract switched to DHL, which uses software developed by the firm Quick Service Logistics (QSL), many of the food giant's outlets began running out of chicken products.

At the time, DHL blamed "operational issues" at a warehouse near Rugby it was using for deliveries nationwide.

"Our focus remains on ensuring our customers can enjoy our chicken without further disruption," said a KFC spokesperson. "With that in mind, the decision has been taken in conjunction with QSL and DHL to revert the distribution contract for up to 350 of our restaurants in the north of the UK back to Bidvest Logistics. We've been working hard to resolve the present situation with QSL and DHL. This decision will ease pressure at DHL's Rugby depot, to help get our restaurants back to normal as quickly as possible."

KFC said more than 97% of its restaurants were now open for business, but there would be "some limited menus" before full service was resumed.

Paul Whyte of Bidvest said the firm was "delighted" to resume its partnership with KFC. He added: "KFC are a valued customer and we will provide them with a seamless return to our network."




Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: Rob on the hill on March 09, 2018, 05:15:42 pm
Moral of the story: don't count your chickens before they hatch.  ;D


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: PhilWakely on March 09, 2018, 05:31:22 pm
Moral of the story: don't count your chickens before they hatch.  ;D
I guess DHL has egg on its face.  ;D


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: TaplowGreen on March 09, 2018, 05:45:38 pm
Back to kfc, both mutley and millbay branches have reclosed with signs put on the door blaming their new delivery partners.
I had to settle for subway instead.

Nice stroll down to Cap'n Jaspers would have set you up!  :)


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: LiskeardRich on March 09, 2018, 10:41:52 pm
Back to kfc, both mutley and millbay branches have reclosed with signs put on the door blaming their new delivery partners.
I had to settle for subway instead.

Nice stroll down to Cap'n Jaspers would have set you up!  :)

A Jasperiser would have been lovely, but it was work break time and Iím restricted which area Iím in, somewhere close to park a 3.5T van, somewhere that can get me fed in 20-30 min break time.
Capn jaspers mean a good 5 min walk, 5-10 min wait for the burger, and suddenly Iíve ran out of break time before Iíve eaten


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: bobm on March 10, 2018, 08:14:34 am
From the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43337521):

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KFC in partial return to ex-distributor Bidvest

Fast-food chain KFC has returned to its old distributor after suffering chicken shortages that forced the temporary closure of hundreds of outlets.

Last month, the chain experienced widespread distribution problems after it decided to switch its logistics contract from Bidvest to DHL.

But now Bidvest has signed a new agreement with KFC UK & Ireland to supply up to 350 of its 900 restaurants. Bidvest pledged "a seamless return".

Until 13 February, all KFC's chicken was delivered by Bidvest. But after the contract switched to DHL, which uses software developed by the firm Quick Service Logistics (QSL), many of the food giant's outlets began running out of chicken products.

At the time, DHL blamed "operational issues" at a warehouse near Rugby it was using for deliveries nationwide.

"Our focus remains on ensuring our customers can enjoy our chicken without further disruption," said a KFC spokesperson. "With that in mind, the decision has been taken in conjunction with QSL and DHL to revert the distribution contract for up to 350 of our restaurants in the north of the UK back to Bidvest Logistics. We've been working hard to resolve the present situation with QSL and DHL. This decision will ease pressure at DHL's Rugby depot, to help get our restaurants back to normal as quickly as possible."

KFC said more than 97% of its restaurants were now open for business, but there would be "some limited menus" before full service was resumed.

Paul Whyte of Bidvest said the firm was "delighted" to resume its partnership with KFC. He added: "KFC are a valued customer and we will provide them with a seamless return to our network."




I wonder how much the price of the new Bidvest contract has gone up, per store, as KFC would not exactly have been negotiating from a position of strength....


Title: Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens
Post by: Four Track, Now! on March 12, 2018, 06:47:00 pm
Moral of the story: don't count your chickens before they hatch.  ;D

Surely a bird in the hand is worth two in the logistics depot.

Not the best time to be planning a trip by train to a KFC near a GWR destination.