As most of us know, KFC stands for Kentucky Fried Chicken. The most important word in that acronym is... say it with me... Chicken!
And that is the one thing KFCs in the UK ran out of over the weekend. The Associated Press reported on Monday:
The problem began last Friday. KFC UK & Ireland tweeted an announcement:
And they tweeted an update on Monday:
We can all appreciate a good "chicken crossed the road" joke, even in the face of this crisis.
But people still needed some emotional support:
The KFC chicken crisis directly affected me yesterday when I was forced to endure the wait at Brixton McDonalds instead of getting a zinger meal. Please respect my privacy at this emotional time.— Rachel McGrath (@RachelMcGrath) February 19, 2018
Listen my question is... is why did i try getting fried chicken in the US and the only chicken they had was grilled??? Real tears over hear! Haven’t been able to keep anything down today and just wanted fried chicken 😭 #KFCCrisis #pregnancycravings #HGproblems— Emma ❣️ (@ejones12343) February 20, 2018
Others wondered how the fowl felt about all of this:
Surprised KFC uses real chicken? You're not alone.
Others felt like they were living in an episode of South Park:
And Daniela made this salient point...
Run chickens! Run!