KFC reveals 'teething problems' forced the closure of restaurants across the UK

Martin Coulter
Chicken lovers across the UK were left distraught earlier this week: PA

KFC has revealed "teething problems" with a new delivery partner led to restaurants across the UK being closed this week.

The fast food chain temporarily closed branches in Devon, Bristol, Berkshire, Surrey, Suffolk, Newcastle and Cheshire this week.

A spokesman said: "We've brought a new delivery partner onboard, but they've had a couple of teething problems.

"Getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex!

"We won't compromise on quality, so no deliveries has meant some of our restaurants are closed, and others are operating a limited menu, or shortened hours.

"Shout out to our restaurant teams who are working flat out to get up back up and running again."