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ATNotts
21st Feb 2018, 12:21
Heard on the radio that one the back of the KFC debacle in changing logistics provider (presumably to save money) that people on (anti) social media are describing the lack of KFC as a crisis, and that some people have contacted the police to complain / ask for advice on what to do if their local KFC is shut.

One has to ask what is exactly our 21st century "must have it now" society is coming to!!

Sure for KFC it is a crisis, for the franchisees of non-corporate owned outlets it is probably a larger crisis, and for those staff laid off and hit in their personal wallets even more so....but for some poor sod that can't get their fix of fried wren (pieces are hardly bigger than a small song bird!!) please, get a life.

What's wrong with the oven, some fresh chicken and a little imagination?

Anyway, I'd have thought the nation's health would have improved considerably this week, with one less chain serving up cholesterol laden, fatty, processed food.

The snowflakes really have got life a little out of proportion over this temporary blip. Gawd help us if we had a war, or food shortages (the latter is always a possibility further down the tracks!!).

treadigraph
21st Feb 2018, 13:12
I arrived home in Purley late one night quite a few years ago, three sheets to the wind and sore in need of some grub - I knew there was nothing useful in the fridge, all the Chinese takeaways had closed and only KFC was still serving. So like a fool I thought "go for it..." Over-fried solid cardboard tastefully coated in seasoned coarse wet 'n' dry. Never again.

surely not
21st Feb 2018, 13:18
Why oh why spoil a good rant by accusing snowflakes of losing track of reality!! I thought a snowflake would have to be vegetarian or vegan not a good ol' meat eater. Talk about abusing a word...........

Sadly the appeal of cra p fast food seems to be unjustifiably high. The drive through McD near where I live was recently shut whilst they refurbished it. In the week since it re-opened, which coincided with half term, there has been traffic mayhem as people queued out of the entrance, onto the 4-way roundabout that you access it from, and on the first day for about half a mile on all roads leading to it!!!

There are plenty of above average restaurants of various culinary types that also do take aways, but the blobbies clearly only like McD's and don't like walking from a car park.

charliegolf
21st Feb 2018, 13:55
Crisis? Let them eat Maccys!

CG

keyboard flier
21st Feb 2018, 14:18
Saw the news and there was some chavish woman bleating about what was she going eat and in a protesting voice wanted to know what was going to be done about it as she had to go to burger king!!

Fareastdriver
21st Feb 2018, 14:27
I don't know how much KFC is saving by changing their supplier, closing a unit and putting 280 people out of work just to save a few pence and to boost the CEO's bonus, but I hope this shambles will cost them a lot more than that..

SMT Member
21st Feb 2018, 14:34
I don't know how much KFC is saving by changing their supplier, closing a unit and putting 280 people out of work just to save a few pence and to boost the CEO's bonus, but I hope this shambles will cost them a lot more than that..

And I don't for second believe people at the DHL shop floor wouldn't have said 'boss, we can't deliver on your promise with the resources allocated', to which the standard management reply would have been 'then fix it'.

radeng
21st Feb 2018, 14:42
I have had KFC once - in about 1974 or so. Not impressed!

SMT Member

to which the standard management reply would have been 'then fix it'.

Or 'I don't want to know your problems, I just want to see the answers working OK'

Or in the extreme, 'if you can't fix it, I'll get someone who can!'

funfly
21st Feb 2018, 14:43
One can only guess at the mass of dead chickens piling up somewhere!

BTW, don't knock Kentucky or Mac too much, it might not be to your taste but not only do they supply very cheap food but generally it's hygienic -bit like fish and chips in that frying everything gets rid of the bugs. They both (surprisingly) put in a great effort to maintain hygiene as bad press can effect their worldwide business. A Big Mac can actually provide both protein and carb for a remarkably cheap price. Take a look at the kids hanging around in their local Mac late at night and wonder where they would be otherwise?

ethicalconundrum
21st Feb 2018, 14:52
Wow, this is big news. It even finally hit the US media(well, USA Today - which tries to pass for 'news').

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/02/19/kfc-chicken-shortage-u-k-restaurants-close-amid-delivery-mishaps/350698002/

Seems they've certainly ruffled a few Brit feathers.

sitigeltfel
21st Feb 2018, 15:20
Wow, this is big news. It even finally hit the US media(well, USA Today - which tries to pass for 'news').

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/02/19/kfc-chicken-shortage-u-k-restaurants-close-amid-delivery-mishaps/350698002/

Seems they've certainly ruffled a few Brit feathers.

And here...

Royaume-Uni : des KFC obligés de fermer leurs portes à cause d'une pénurie de poulet | La Provence (http://www.laprovence.com/actu/en-direct/4848593/royaume-uni-des-kfc-obliges-de-fermer-leurs-portes-a-cause-dune-penurie-de-poulet.html)

Krystal n chips
21st Feb 2018, 16:03
And I don't for second believe people at the DHL shop floor wouldn't have said 'boss, we can't deliver on your promise with the resources allocated', to which the standard management reply would have been 'then fix it'.

Well, it's funny that you should mention management, because....

KFC chicken crisis 'caused by Rugby depot chaos' - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-43142498)

That said, whilst the UK population can be indifferent and, as one poster so eloquently put it, show a stiff upper lip, to a mere earthquake, when it comes to food ( euphemism in this case ) we take matters far more seriously...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43140836


London you can understand, After all 0.0001microns of snow constitutes a white out blizzard for the denizens, but Prestwich, that's a bit different.

True, it's best viewed from the Metrolink Tram ( if actually running ) and it does have some posh bits, hence there's a Marks and Spencer, but we can only assume it was the occupants of Sedgely Park ( home of Greater Manchester Police training school ) just down the road who were the most concerned at being deprived of their daily intake.....hence the tweet....:E

Icare9
21st Feb 2018, 16:18
Amazing...
How did DHL win the contract when it is patently obvious it is using a single depot, with potential for problems with no spare capacity; it appears the depot isn't licensed for frozen food and is still recruiting staff?

As for the whingers moaning they can't get a KFC, they ought to be grateful, instead of complaining.
They way they are carrying on makes one suspicious there is some "addictive" substance in the recipe.

mikemmb
21st Feb 2018, 16:34
Amazing...
How did DHL win the contract when it is patently obvious it is using a single depot, with potential for problems with no spare capacity; it appears the depot isn't licensed for frozen food and is still. recruiting staff?.

Oh dear ..........looks like KFC Suites only did Due Diligence on the size of their potential bonus rather than on the ability of DHL to actually do the job at the price.

People to feel sorry for are the previous delivery contractors who no doubt put in a fair price for a proper job.

Highway1
21st Feb 2018, 16:59
So much for German efficiency... :E

Blues&twos
21st Feb 2018, 17:26
I like KFC although their chips are not much to write home about.
As usual though, everything in moderation... an infrequent doner kebab or fish and chips is ok when I can't be arsed to cook.
Probably not so good for you on a regular basis.

Jack D
21st Feb 2018, 17:35
Just out of idle curiosity ... 900 + outlets just how many chickens per day are needed ? Where do they come from ? The logistics are impressive . As I understand it the previous delivery company was a South African firm who specialized in this sort of thing . DHL ? Parcels etc?
Curious choice ..

G-CPTN
21st Feb 2018, 17:51
the previous delivery company was a South African firm who specialized in this sort of thing . DHL ? Parcels etc?
Curious choice ..

Indeed . . .

racedo
21st Feb 2018, 18:31
Friend rang up DHL today regarding a quote for new business................
New Business Director took down all the details and was really keen on some new business.

Asked what type of product it was and it went quiet and then got the reply........... "Not another one, just wish they could fly"

Dan Gerous
21st Feb 2018, 18:43
The nations health will have improved dramatically.

Chronus
21st Feb 2018, 18:58
Won`t be long before we get Fried Frog with Garlic, Curry, Tartare, Tomato, Chilli or Mayo Sauce franchises sprouting all over the country. According to some health nuts they are very good for you. They are full of proteins, very low in fat content, brimming with vitamins, rich in minerals including selenium ( must be something to do with making it to the next millenium ) and a great source of omega 3 fatty acids ( I had one of these once made by vauxhall ) which apparently is very good for the heart and makes you brainy also.

I am thinking of taking it to the Dragons, and as I am currently learning the harp in readiness for my next job, I will take that along.

G-CPTN
21st Feb 2018, 19:00
AIUI, the previous delivery company has several depots dedicated to storage and distribution of fresh and frozen food supplying caterers and institutions.

WingNut60
21st Feb 2018, 21:26
AIUI, the previous delivery company has several depots dedicated to storage and distribution of fresh and frozen food supplying caterers and institutions.

My best book on Logistics - 101 says (really) - "don't put all your eggs in one basket".
It then cites numerous examples where large companies have been caught out before with catastrophic results.

I'd have thought that KFC UK's contracts / logistics manager(s) might now be in the poo.

racedo
21st Feb 2018, 21:27
Which came first the Chicken or the Crisis

reynoldsno1
21st Feb 2018, 21:30
The previous company was BidVest - distributors who specialise in ... food distribution, with 6 depots in the UK. Apparently franchises could rely on orders being delivered within 24 hours.
They have now made about 300 people redundant after losing the contract.

A while ago Burger King apparently did exactly the same thing - with rather similar results. After a number of chaotic months, I believe they went back to BidVest.

G-CPTN
21st Feb 2018, 21:32
Chickens coming home to roost (https://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2018/02/kfc-warned-delivery-chaos-says-gmb/).

racedo
21st Feb 2018, 21:57
Chickens coming home to roost (https://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2018/02/kfc-warned-delivery-chaos-says-gmb/).

Not by DHL are they.

NutLoose
21st Feb 2018, 21:58
If it isn't bust don't fix it, pure corporate greed over logic.... I would imagine the franchise will have a pretty solid case to sue the asses off them. I do like the way the head office was telling the Franchises they hoped they would carry on paying their staff for their c**k up, it would have made sense for KFC to cover those wages and the franchises loss of earnings based on their weekly turnover.

TWT
21st Feb 2018, 22:00
It's shameful that some people in a first world country are moaning about not getting their daily fix of fast food when they can afford to go to a different fast food outlet or, heaven forbid, can even afford REAL FOOD.

I wonder what all those people in the world who struggle to access enough food to survive would make of this, if they knew.

The laziness of some people is breathtaking.

NutLoose
21st Feb 2018, 22:10
Never had a KFC for about 15 years, wasn't overly enamoured when I tried one.. As for the rest of the world, well that's down to sheer greed and corruption in a lot of places, look at Rhodesia ( Zimbabwe ) as an example of how to destroy a profitable and well resourced country, same with poverty, illiteracy and hunger in India while spending billions on a space programme.

gileraguy
21st Feb 2018, 22:39
If you HAVE to eat fast food, Kentucky Fcuked Duck is the most "honest" or "real food like" fast food.

My Mum swore by it for fixing her "Bali belly" when she returned from her trips to the third world...

I reheated some in the oven (from cold in the fridge), there was 10mm of oil in the bottom of the OVEN pan...

I always see lines in the rural town's KFC whenever I drive past it. They have a DOUBLE LANE drive thru! (With a population of 40,000 people...)

Wicked Wings are pretty good but...

TWT
21st Feb 2018, 22:52
I had occasion to visit the 'kitchen' of a KFC in the course of my job many years ago.

The tiled floor was a shallow V shape, in the middle was the drain where all the excess fat and oil oozing out of the fryers was collected. The staff wore knee high rubber boots.

Put me off it for life (as well as the taste, on the one occasion I sampled some)

NutLoose
21st Feb 2018, 23:21
https://www.pointfranchise.co.uk/kfc-franchise-14123/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIotzV8J642QIVx7ftCh1tXg_-EAAYAiAAEgJcbfD_BwE

£1000000 to buy a franchise, but oddly enough they are not available at the moment, must be a supply issue :E

One assumes they are still topping chickens to provide a supply, so one does wonder what they are doing with the warehouse full of dead chicken, the DHL staff can only consume so much of it :E and one assumes they must have it still coming in so when they get things sorted out they can supply it..

ShyTorque
21st Feb 2018, 23:42
DHL = Doomed Hens Live!

krismiler
21st Feb 2018, 23:56
I haven’t eaten KFC in nearly 20 years but I remember there was so much grease on my fingers that I used washing up liquid rather than soap to clean them.

Nando’s on the other hand, I simply rinsed under a cold tap afterwards.

Supposedly the batter is simply flour, salt, pepper and MSG hence the “11 herbs and spices” advertising had to be dropped.

The name was changed to KFC to give a healthier image compared to “fried chicken”.

lomapaseo
22nd Feb 2018, 00:16
Can't they just swap some Tilapia fish for it? The people that eat at KFC wouldn't know the difference once it gets breaded and deep fat fried.

NutLoose
22nd Feb 2018, 02:39
Most people on an evening wouldn't tell the difference if you replaced it with a mars bars!

NutLoose
22nd Feb 2018, 02:43
DHL = Doomed Hens Live!

Dead Hens Lost

Don't Handle Livestock

TWT
22nd Feb 2018, 02:59
Can't they just swap some Tilapia fish for it?Hmmm. The drumstick and wing bones could be a bit tricky, but I'm sure there's a way with some genetic engineering :ok:

tdracer
22nd Feb 2018, 03:09
I used to really like KFC when I was a kid - wasn't uncommon for mom to decide she didn't have the time to cook on the weekend and send dad out for a bucket of KFC. Not sure how much of it has been due to a degradation in quality and how much is my tastes have matured (I suspect it's around 50-50 - no question the quality declined significantly after the original Colonel passed on), but I learned to detest the stuff. During my college marching band days, KFC was a major sponsor of the athletic department so we often got KFC meals on game days or when traveling. We referred to it as 'dead bird in a box' - easily our least favorite food.
Problem is my wife likes it and frequently brings it home, then wonders why I won't eat any of it. For a while, at least on this side of the pond, KFC had 'grilled' chicken - actually pretty tasty, and reasonably healthy if you removed the skin. But apparently it was not sufficiently popular and they've dropped it (at least where I live).

sitigeltfel
22nd Feb 2018, 05:29
I have never eaten at KFC but would pass one every day on the way into work. Despite there being plenty rubbish bins in the car park, the whole area was strewn with cartons and empty drinks containers. The standard practice of the clients was to take the food back to their cars and once finished just dump the remains out of the window before driving off.
Someone once told me about what he called the "McDonalds Mile". It was the radius around a McDonalds where, once eaten on the move, all the rubbish was heaved out of the car window. After he told me about it, sure enough, I started noticing it.

Krystal n chips
22nd Feb 2018, 05:49
I have never eaten at KFC but would pass one every day on the way into work. Despite there being plenty rubbish bins in the car park, the whole area was strewn with cartons and empty drinks containers. The standard practice of the clients was to take the food back to their cars and once finished just dump the remains out of the window before driving off.
Someone once told me about what he called the "McDonalds Mile". It was the radius around a McDonalds where, once eaten on the move, all the rubbish was heaved out of the car window. After he told me about it, sure enough, I started noticing it.

Siti old boy !......some helpful advice here, based on your experiences above.

If you ever have the misfortune to park at South Mimms services, ensure you are well away from the buildings and the rubbish area behind them. I did so one night trying to find a quite spot to sleep for a few hours....until, just after I stopped, I noticed these large furry animals, with sharp teeth and tails, scuttling around outside.

Put it this way. However many there were in Hamelin, the numbers paled into insignificance with those I saw that night. One decided not to exit the vehicle and, erm, relocate to another area of the car park.

NutLoose
22nd Feb 2018, 08:59
Well if you had blown your horn, you could have lead them onto the motorway. :E

Fareastdriver
22nd Feb 2018, 09:02
I did so one night trying to find a quite spot to sleep for a few hours....

Kip in a recycling bin. They don't have any animals inside.

radeng
22nd Feb 2018, 12:33
What do you reckon the odds are that those who made the decision to change supplier will manage to pass the blame to more junior people in the organisation?

lomapaseo
22nd Feb 2018, 12:34
just after I stopped, I noticed these large furry animals, with sharp teeth and tails, scuttling around outside.

Those were just the women of the car park looking for a hook

Trossie
22nd Feb 2018, 12:44
sitigeltfel, we see exactly that problem in our area. For about a mile around the nearby McDonalds (with a 'drive-through') we have constant litter with McDonalds logos advertising the type of clientele that they attract. And it is an area that attracts tourist for its natural beauty. What we really need now is for McDonalds and Burger King to have supply problems and that could help solve many of the litter problems! Any suggestions?

ATNotts
22nd Feb 2018, 12:58
sitigeltfel, we see exactly that problem in our area. For about a mile around the nearby McDonalds (with a 'drive-through') we have constant litter with McDonalds logos advertising the type of clientele that they attract. And it is an area that attracts tourist for its natural beauty. What we really need now is for McDonalds and Burger King to have supply problems and that could help solve many of the litter problems! Any suggestions?

A "litter tax" of say 10% on all take away purchases from fast food outlets (why do the media call them "restaurants"?) that could be levied at local level to pay for the collection of the junk that their trashy customers feel necessary to litter on surrounding streets. And I would include fish and chip shops in that levy, their polystyrene trays are also seen littering areas in the vicinity of shops.

G-CPTN
22nd Feb 2018, 14:36
A "litter tax" of say 10% on all take away purchases from fast food outlets (why do the media call them "restaurants"?) that could be levied at local level to pay for the collection of the junk that their trashy customers feel necessary to litter on surrounding streets. And I would include fish and chip shops in that levy, their polystyrene trays are also seen littering areas in the vicinity of shops.

Wouldn't a better idea be to require the fast food outlets to recover their own detritus?

Icare9
22nd Feb 2018, 14:59
Well, next we can arrange for Oxfam to deliver "relief" - in whatever form they currently use.....

sitigeltfel
22nd Feb 2018, 15:55
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60aee2f588fb2ac247311fed1d546c9648ec0201430bdef50aa934f90676 e804.jpg?w=600&h=521

racedo
22nd Feb 2018, 18:23
If it isn't bust don't fix it, pure corporate greed over logic.... I would imagine the franchise will have a pretty solid case to sue the asses off them. I do like the way the head office was telling the Franchises they hoped they would carry on paying their staff for their c**k up, it would have made sense for KFC to cover those wages and the franchises loss of earnings based on their weekly turnover.

Sorry but it is not always purely based on price................ much as the media will like to claim.

Customer service, delivery dependency, waste, reliability plus price do come into ity.

I have known contracts where a party decides to end contract a week or two earlier simply to screw new supplier before they even start.

Buddy in 1990's was involved in moving beer delivery supply from large National brewer to logistics team.

Cost was an issue because draymen were taking home £40-50k per annum (I kid you not) plus working practices at one Brewery meant they believe stock losses were running at £500k a month through staff pilgerage and this was replicated elsewhere.

There was 2 months of issues that meant they lost some customers and it cost a huge amount.

However by end of year 2, Customer service was way above old ways of working, lots more flexibility for customers, Brewers costs had declined by 50% while business was up by 5% and JV which they entered into was profitable. People claimed it wasn't broke but it had been for decades.

Business doesn't just change logistics on a whim, there is generally a lot more than just price behind it.

Hussar 54
22nd Feb 2018, 20:05
AIUI, the previous delivery company has several depots dedicated to storage and distribution of fresh and frozen food supplying caterers and institutions.


Maybe so, but DHL is probably 100x bigger than Bidvest when it comes to Supply Chain Logistics ( DHL isn't just parcels ) including distinct Fresh, Chilled or Frozen Warehouses all around the world, not just the UK.

Did you know, for instance, DHL also did, perhaps still does, all ' above-wing-logistics ' for quite a few airlines around the world, including BA and United at LHR ?

Or are the largest suppliers to the UK's NHS for everything from £ multi-million CAT machines to toilet rolls as they source and manage the Centralised Purchasing Orgnaisation on behalf of the NHS

So they're not idiots and chancers....

When these things happen, it's usually because two totally different and independent IT systems aren't talking to each other, not a problem of capacity and / or location of the warehouses.

On the other hand, it's very sad that it's the UK part of DHL Global Supply Chain which is now under the microscope and the associated worldwide notoriety - in its previous UK FTSE 100 identity of Exel, son of BRS and Pickfords, it was without doubt the world's most highly regarded and successful Supply Chain company before being acquired for £ billions by the German Government, via the German Post Office, about 12 years ago and seems to have been going down hill ever since.

sitigeltfel
22nd Feb 2018, 20:10
DHL has done more to combat childhood obesity in one week than Jamie Oliver has done in the past ten years !

tezzer
22nd Feb 2018, 20:28
LIke this !

Krystal n chips
23rd Feb 2018, 04:35
https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article5891206.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/KFC-fried-rat.jpg


https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article5891245.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/KFC-fried-rat.jpg



Finger lickin geeerrd

Ah, I never knew KFC did deep fried langoustine ! :cool:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=deep+fried+langoustine&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi8r8HNp7vZAhVbF8AKHT_0CFIQsAQIPg&biw=1280&bih=855

However, the trauma continues for many customers....

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/22/kfc-surplus-chicken-charities-store-supply-crisis

It's the bit about "ongoing distribution challenges " that's entertaining to read..... straight from the "management yuckspeak " manual closely followed by the last paragraph.

NutLoose
23rd Feb 2018, 08:56
I cannot understand the problem, Macdonalds serves fried chicken as well, so they could eat there instead.



https://www.ocregister.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/nq3/nq3pse-chickenhead.jpg?w=620

NutLoose
23rd Feb 2018, 08:58
http://images.uncyc.org/commons/thumb/a/a9/KFC.jpg/300px-KFC.jpg

Planemike
23rd Feb 2018, 09:41
Crisis......!!! What "crisis"...?
I cannot understand the problem, Macdonalds serves fried chicken as well, so they could eat there instead.Neither can I....!!! Most towns have a surfeit of fast food outlets. If all else fails, there are shops and supermarkets who sell vast arrays of food (some ready to eat). I cannot see many of the populace dieing for lack of KFC chicken. Think there are more serious matters to concern us...

Blues&twos
23rd Feb 2018, 10:15
It is, of course, much more likely to be selective reporting by the tabloid press making a 'story' out of nothing. By that I mean the bits about the general population going into meltdown over the inability to get fried chicken (rather than the effect it is having on KFC's business and employees, which is a serious matter for them).
In real life, very few people will be in any way affected, or be bothered.
Look at how the press sensationalise aviation stories.

Guptar
23rd Feb 2018, 10:28
Geez, some of you are miserable gits. (........"I have not eaten KFC in 20 years"). I quite like KFC, in fact I could't be arsed cooking dinner tonight and KFC it was. Not that British food is much to rave about, on average it's the most mediocre food in the world. Bland and universally tasteless. I feel for the poor workers who have lost shifts and possibly not able to pay this months rent. Yes, Australia generally has better food that the UK. $16.00 for the best Roast Beef and veggies in the world, and that's in a little town in country Victoria.

TWT
23rd Feb 2018, 10:35
Geez, some of you are miserable gits. (........"I have not eaten KFC in 20 years")How does a dislike for KFC make someone a 'miserable git' ? If you like it that's fine, there are differing opinions out there ;)

NutLoose
23rd Feb 2018, 13:21
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/428B/production/_100153071_img_5826.jpg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43169625

Pinky the pilot
24th Feb 2018, 09:57
Only once have I ever eaten KFC, and of all places, it was in Japan!:eek::ooh:

The City where I spend a few months each year working for a Gliding Club actually has a KFC on the outskirts. It has been there for a few years now so it is obviously patronised by some locals.

Anyway, one evening one of the Club members staying at the accommodation lodge brought back a feed for everyone.

As for its taste; The Lady formerly known as Mrs Pinky could AFAIC, prepare a Chicken meal of superior taste and quality. (She used to be a Professional Shearers cook; Any Aussie will know what that means.)

And I'd rather eat Japanese food in Japan anyway.:ok:

sitigeltfel
24th Feb 2018, 11:25
Out of expediency (and forgetting my last visit over five years ago) I succumbed to a McDonald's meal last Monday. Despite the burger having a blue cheese topping, as far as taste was concerned, I would probably have been better off eating the carton.

lomapaseo
24th Feb 2018, 12:45
Despite the burger having a blue cheese topping,

are u sure that was a menu topping rather than au-natural?

NutLoose
24th Feb 2018, 14:40
Says it all about McDonald's

McDonald's cheeseburger and chips that hasn't rotted in TEN YEARS | Daily Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3559112/McDonald-s-cheeseburger-chips-hasn-t-rotted-TEN-YEARS.html)

Blues&twos
24th Feb 2018, 15:54
Unconvinced.
1) Daily Mail article.
2) Absolutely no verification.
3) Quote "Reddit user standbacknow said that a woman they knew had bought the food 10 years ago, and promised that it was a genuine photo"
4) Why would you buy a meal, put it on a plate, not eat any of it and not throw it away for 10 years??

sllessac
24th Feb 2018, 16:02
DHL = Doomed Hens Live!


It stands for Drop it, Hide it, loose it

vapilot2004
24th Feb 2018, 21:05
Rather unscientific, and the burgers were placed in a jar rather left to sit and dry out, yet McDonald's seems to 'win' the decomposition contest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=sygxmYlvr8I

ethicalconundrum
24th Feb 2018, 21:35
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/428B/production/_100153071_img_5826.jpg

KFC's apology for running out of chicken is pretty cheeky - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43169625)

OK, that's just funny right there. I don't care for their chicken, but I may have to go get a bucket, just to ack their creativity.

G-CPTN
8th Mar 2018, 17:27
KFC are returning to Bidvest to supply 350 outlets.

KFC reverts to former delivery contractor (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5478863/KFC-reverts-former-delivery-contractor-following-chicken-supply-woes.html).

KFC in partial return to ex-supplier (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43337521).

mikemmb
8th Mar 2018, 18:07
Well good on Bidvest doing the honourable thing, there must have been a wry smile and a temptation to say "get stuffed"!

Hope they don't get lumbered with all the difficult logistics & DHL get the easy lucrative bits.

But will the suites at KFC take a long hard look in the mirror and recite "you screwed up" one hundred times!

cargosales
8th Mar 2018, 20:01
Hmm .. I wonder how all the Bidvest staff that got told they were going to have to be laid off / actually did lose their jobs will be so delighted at this news..

I'm not a fan of 35 day old (when slaughtered) chicken sprinkled in bland spices and then seemingly just dropped into lukewarm oil for a while (I can make far better at home!) - And why does what they serve never resemble in the slightest the pic of the product on the adverts in the store or on TV???

Whatever, I hope Bidvest screwed those KFC Rodney beancounters into the f &£$%^ g ground on price and with a watertight contract.

hiflymk3
8th Mar 2018, 20:10
The bucket is always useful for throwing up in after eating the contents.