KFC closes shops, can't sell some menu items as load shedding hits suppliers

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KFC has temporarily closed some of its outlets in South Africa due to load shedding, as it struggles with supplier problems.

READ | KFC hit by chicken shortage, with 70 outlets in Pretoria and KZN closed for now


While many of its restaurants have generators, its suppliers are not able to provide products due to the power outages, KFC said.

"The current constraints are due to load shedding impacting some of our suppliers. We are working hard to sort out all the constraints with our suppliers, and we’ll be open as soon as possible," the company said in tweets on Wednesday.

South Africa saw load shedding for 201 days in 2022 – a new record. 

READ | SA shoppers abandon trolleys as load shedding kills pay points



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