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Mixed Reactions as KFC Runs Out of Imported Potatoes for Fries

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Kenyans have expressed mixed reactions after fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) announced that it has run out of potatoes used to make fries.

KFC which is renowned for its famous fries and Chicken through a statement yesterday announced that it had run out of potatoes adding that their team was working to have the issue resolved.

The fast-food chain further offered options for combo meals including ugali as a replacement for their fries and chicken.

“Fam it was truly a Furaha December. Mlikula sherehe with your KFC faves. Y’all loved our chips a little too much, and we’ve run out. Sorry! Our team is working hard to resolve the issue. In the meantime here are some SWAP options for combo meals if you are craving our Kuku,” the statement read in part.

Read: KFC Opens ‘Drive Thru’ Outlet Along Waiyaki Way

Kenyans were not impressed by the move hence took to social media to express their disappointment.

For instance, a good section questioned why the food chain had to import potatoes and chicken yet in Kenya, more so the farmers are able to meet their supply needs.

Apparently, the food chain imports chicken and fries in order to keep up with international standards.

The shortage of potatoes has ideally been attributed to delays in the shipping lines over Covid-19.

Other competitive brands including Burger King and Chicken Inn did not waste time to poke fun into the crisis at KFC while ideally promoting their brands.

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Here are some reactions from Twitter:

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