First KFC in England and Ireland ran out of chicken, resulting in mass restaurant closings, and now it appears they are running out of gravy. Ninety-seven percent of the fast food chain restaurants have reopened after the chicken shortage, only to have to tell customers that there isn't any gravy.
The franchise may not be getting any prizes for serving chicken lately but they are getting major props for how they have handled this PR nightmare.
Some folks wondered if maybe we're all being played by a brilliant PR stunt:
First there was no chicken, now the gravy has gone.— Joe Hendry (@joeshendry) February 28, 2018
KFC either has an awful supply chain manager or a genius marketing manager.
I'm not sure which....
A spokesperson for KFC blamed the gravy shortage on the same problem that caused the chicken crisis, citing distribution problems after switching suppliers.
The spokesperson told BBC:
We’re working as hard as we can to get this sorted out. We know that our gravy is a big favorite!
People just want their dang gravy with their dang chicken! Is that too much to ask?
You have to admit the situation is a little punny:
Colonel Saunders should choose rail logistics. More specially, the Gravy Train.— Gill Cutting (@N1GLC) February 28, 2018
What will it be after #GravyGate, KFC?
God help us all if they run out of biscuits.