KFC scales back menu at Australia locations

Some KFC locations in Australia are reducing their menus and their hours of operation due to supply chain disruptions.

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Major disruptions to supply chains caused by increasing COVID-19 cases have reached KFC’s poultry supply.

Supply chain issues and delivery delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic are causing a shortage of products at KFC restaurants in Australia, forcing the chain to reduce its menu at many locations.

“Unfortunately, our supply chain has been disrupted, and some of our restaurants will be offering a reduced menu,” the company said in a statement to 7News.com. “We’re sorry for any issues this causes our customers – we’re doing everything we can to help our suppliers get back on track.”

On its website, KFC stated: “Like many businesses across Australia, our supply chain & workforce has been impacted by COVID-19. Rest assured we’re doing all we can to get back to fryin’ everyone’s faves as soon as possible. This isn’t the way we wanted to start the year, please be kind to each other, and our staff as they do their best to provide the chicken we all love.”

In addition to operating with a scaled-back menu, some KFC locations in Australia are reducing the hours of operation.

KFC operates about 640 locations in Australia.

KFC is a unit of Yum! Brands, which also operates Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and The Habit Burger Grill. Yum! Brands, according to its website, spun off from PepsiCo in 1997. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, KFC operates 52,000 restaurants in more than 150 countries.

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