KFC plans to provide more chicken



Weeks after popular chicken outlet KFC announced it was running a limited menu due to the power outages, it announced it would be finding innovative ways to continue offering South Africans full menu options during power outages.

South Africans rely on fast food outlets to provide dinner during these blackouts, but with Eskom pushing load shedding to higher levels, a number of stores have struggled to keep cookers on and fridges running.

Just after Christmas, KFC announced it would temporarily close some of its restaurants and limit the availability of some of its customers’ most popular menu items.

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But now the outlet says it’s looking into ways to bypass load shedding and keep its doors open to its regulars.

innovative solutions

In a statement, the outlet said: “While the load shedding has resulted in some minor disruptions to our supply chain, we are pleased to confirm that our customers will once again be able to obtain all of their KFC favorites from any of our more than 1,000 restaurants in the coming days throughout the country.

“In partnership with our extensive supply network, we will continue to implement innovative solutions to ensure we consistently deliver on our promise to serve South Africans.

“We have over 600 KFC restaurants with backup generators ensuring we can continuously serve our world famous recipes. We are also actively working with some of our suppliers to ensure they have adequate back-up power.”

The outlet has not yet commented on the issue of chicken shortages.

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chicken shortage

Earlier reports suggested the country was experiencing chicken shortages as a result of power outages at slaughterhouses and refrigeration plants.

Meanwhile, the South African Poultry Association has urged the President to address the losses the chicken industry has suffered as a result of the load shedding.

“The industry is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene and take urgent action to remedy the situation and prevent food security related to animal protein supplies,” said its general manager, Izaak Breitenbach.

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