KFC in Milton Street, Nottingham City Centre has reopened with a limited menu

KFC stores around Nottingham are reopening following closures caused by issues with food deliveries.

Eleven of the fast food shops have reopened with limited menus, including the main Milton Street store in the city centre.

Over 700 of the 900 KFC stores nationwide are thought to have reopened as of Thursday, 22 February.

Five KFC outlets are still closed, including shops in Mansfield, Newark and Ilkeston.

Chicken-loving student George Teeney, 20, from Nottingham, said: “I wanted a Wicked Zinger Meal but they weren’t doing them.

“It’s rubbish – they aren’t doing anything good so I don’t know why they have even bothered to stay open. We’re going to Nando’s instead!”

While chicken is back on the menu at the Milton Street store, salads and rice boxes, lettuce and tomato, coleslaw, ice creams, yoghurts and cookies are still unavailable.

The issues came after KFC switched suppliers from Bidvest to DHL, who have blamed “operational issues” for the delay in delivering stock from their warehouse, based in Rugby.

The limited menu at the Milton Street store

Speaking of the supply issues, local business owner David Martin, 30, said: “It is a funny situation. I’ve heard that the supplier is the problem – if that is the case then I can’t believe a big company like KFC can’t manage their supply properly.

“It’s very strange that one company handles all of their deliveries. I’m a business owner so I know a bit about this kind of thing and it is basic stuff,” he added.

A statement on the KFC website 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.”

Here’s an up-to-date list of the KFC stores that are now open around Nottingham:

Daleside Road, Sneinton

Nuthill Road, Cinderhill

Alfreton Road, Radford

Woodborough Road, Mapperly

Cross Street Retail Park, Long Eaton

Hucknall Lane, Bullwell

Lincoln Way, Newark

Forest Street, Sutton in Ashfield

Queens Road East, Beeston

Milton Street, Nottingham

Nottingham Road, Langley Mill