KFC switched suppliers after Bidvest lost a tender last year. But last month as many as 450 branches across the UK were closed for days after KFC ran out of chicken due to a logistics crisis with DHL.
DHL has one distribution depot in Rugby, central England, while Bidvest had several around the country.
Six years ago, Burger King also faced supply problems after switching from Bidvest to DHL.
Bidvest has been reappointed to supply some 350 of KFC’s restaurants, both companies announced on Thursday. In response, Bidvest said that “as the UK’s leading food service logistics specialist, we understand the complexities of delivering fresh chicken," the Guardian newspaper reported.
According to the BBC, more than 97% of KFC's restaurants were now open for business, but not all items are available.
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