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The UK’s KFC crisis just got even worse

It's not all gravy for the fast food chain...

KFC had to shut many of its UK and Ireland restaurants after a chicken shortage and now, the chain is running out of gravy.

A KFC spokesperson told the Daily Telegraph that most its restaurants across the UK - and all of its outlets in Ireland - had reopened, but that it was now experiencing a shortage of gravy.

The company has blamed the shortages on ongoing issues after switching suppliers from Bidvest to DHL.

"Due to the ongoing distribution challenges DHL is experiencing, some restaurants are continuing to serve a reduced menu," they said.

"We're working as hard as we can to get this sorted out. We know that our gravy is a big favourite!"

The fast food chain last week took out full page newspaper ads showing a photo of a chicken bucket with the KFC logo letters rearranged to read "FCK".

The accompanying text read: "WE'RE SORRY. A chicken restaurant without any chicken. It's not ideal... Thank you for bearing with us."

With this latest shortage, KFC may have to really push the (gravy) boat out to appease its customers.