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Back in June, McDonald’s confirmed it was dealing with a nationwide Chicken Selects shortage due to high demand. Now, both KFC and Nando’s are facing a similar issue.

KFC is struggling to deal with customer orders because of various issues related to the pandemic.

Some stores across the UK have confirmed they have run out of key menu items.

These include burgers, ice creams, Krushems, and hit drinks.

The shortages come at the same time as the news that Nando’s has closed up to 50 of its restaurants due to running out of chicken.

Last week, KFC announced there had been “some disruption” to its food deliveries in recent weeks.

The fast-food chain wrote on Twitter: “Just a heads up that across our country, there’s been some disruption over the last few weeks – so things may be a little different when you next visit us.

“You might find some items aren’t available or our packaging might look a little different to normal.

“We know it’s not ideal, but we’re working hard to keep things running smoothly.”

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The company added: “In the meantime, please be patient with our incredible teams.

“They’re doing a brilliant job despite the disruption.

“We can’t wait to see you soon for your next fried chicken fix. Thanks for understanding.”

At the time, KFC did not specify which items were missing from its menu, but various restaurants around the UK have now revealed the details.

This week, signs have appeared in KFC’s Grimsby and Cleethorpes restaurants to warn customers about the shortages.

One sign read: “If you planned to order one of everything, you might be out of luck. Some recent disruption means we might not have your favourite on the menu today.

“But rest assured we will still have plenty of Finger Lickin’ Good options available. In the meantime, thanks for bearing with us, and please be kind to our team members, it’s not their fault.”

A spokesperson for the Grimsby branch said: “We’ve been told not to expect a delivery next Monday because of there being a shortage of HGV drivers. It’s awful at the minute.

“There’s no Rice boxes, rice as a side, large drinks, hot drinks, Krushems, Ice cream, cookies, salads or drinks that can be ordered for delivery.”

Meanwhile, KFC branches in Kent have run out of Zinger and Tower burgers, which are filled with chicken.

Customers using the company’s app could not order the popular meals, with a message coming up on their screens telling them they were “unavailable”.

In Hull, a sign in one KFC restaurant detailed the same information as the Grimsby branch, warning customers of the “recent disruption”.

This is not the first time KFC has been short of food.

In February 2018, the company had to shut most of its restaurants across the UK and Ireland after “teething problems” with a new delivery contractor meant it had run out of chicken.

Due to delivery issues, only around 80, out of a total of 900, KFC restaurants were open at one time.

At the time, KFC issued a statement, explaining: “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.

“We know that this might have inconvenienced some of you over the last few days, and disappointed you when you wanted your fried chicken fix – we’re really sorry about that.”

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