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Author Topic: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens  (Read 4530 times)
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« Reply #45 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!   Grin
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« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2018, 03:12:28 pm »

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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."


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« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2018, 05:15:42 pm »

Moral of the story: don't count your chickens before they hatch.  Grin
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« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2018, 05:31:22 pm »

Moral of the story: don't count your chickens before they hatch.  Grin
I guess DHL has egg on its face.  Grin
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« Reply #49 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!  Smiley
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« Reply #50 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!  Smiley

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
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« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2018, 08:14:34 am »

From the BBC:

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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....
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« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2018, 06:47:00 pm »

Moral of the story: don't count your chickens before they hatch.  Grin

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.
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