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IBMJunkman
1st Mar 2018, 17:29
First KFC runs out of chicken

900 KFCs across Britain close due to chicken shortage - Story | WNYW (http://www.fox5ny.com/news/kfcs-across-britain-close-due-to-chicken-shortage)

Now gravy

KFC now running out of gravy - Story | WNYW (http://www.fox5ny.com/news/kfc-now-running-out-of-gravy#/)

What next? Mash?

VH-UFO
1st Mar 2018, 17:44
Kant Find Chicken.

Trossie
1st Mar 2018, 18:38
Some [email protected] American-based 'fast food' (I thought that fasting meant avoiding food!) outlet that can't get its act together. Other food outlets in Britain seem to be doing just fine, so it must be that American connection that's the problem? You're quite right, probably mash next!

Not a "3rd world" issue but a "3rd rate" business?

Now there are plenty of good British restaurants that you could go to instead to get real 1st class, 1st world food!

racedo
1st Mar 2018, 20:58
Now there are plenty of good British restaurants that you could go to instead to get real 1st class, 1st world food!


Yeah like Prezzo........... oh wait shutting 100 of 300 restaurants, Chimmmichanga................. shutting completely, Jamie Oliver shutting pretty much everywhere and loads of others as well.

NutLoose
1st Mar 2018, 21:14
I hope they are taking stock of the situation.

Jetex_Jim
2nd Mar 2018, 04:45
UK running out of gas.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/mar/01/uk-is-running-out-of-gas-national-grid-warns-freezing-weather

Gas demand is now at a five-year high, according to the market watchers S&P Global Platts. Simon Wood, a gas analyst at the group, said: “There’s a strong chance you’ll see some interruptions for industrial users to balance the system.” Big energy users such as car manufacturers have supply contracts which can be interrupted in return for lower prices.

The situation has been compounded by several supply outages, which can relate to very cold weather. There have been problems with a pipeline to the Netherlands, reductions in gas flows from Norway, and technical issues at facilities in the UK, including at the North Morecambe Barrow terminal.

The crunch is also the UK’s first big energy security test since the country’s biggest gas storage facility was closed by Centrica last year. The Rough site in the North Sea had accounted for 70% of the UK’s gas storage.

...Power prices, which would usually be around £45-50 per megawatt hour at this time of year, spiked at an astronomical £990 per mWh on Thursday.

meadowrun
2nd Mar 2018, 04:50
I have managed to go years without ever having to resort to a colonel.

West Coast
2nd Mar 2018, 06:12
Like most things, in moderation KFC isn’t bad. Now the curmudgeons here will of course disagree.

Krystal n chips
2nd Mar 2018, 06:41
Like most things, in moderation KFC isnít bad. Now the curmudgeons here will of course disagree.

Not so ! Allowances can be made for your jaded palate and lack of culinary appreciation when consuming otherwise unpalatable, unhealthy and unappetising junk saturated in fat.

However, the report was from Faux News, always dubious at the best of times.

Had it said gravy was in short supply in Manchester fish and chip shops, this would have given cause for concern as it's a staple covering for the chips, along with curry sauce and rice, plus it's mandatory for steak and kidney pudding. In the more underdeveloped parts of the UK, cheese is substituted for gravy.....sacrilege I know, but that's the Brits for you.

Curmudgeon is a good word though.....although sadly it suggest you have been listening to a couple of our politicians a bit too much as they are prone to using words like this when addressing the peasantry.

Avtrician
2nd Mar 2018, 07:18
Curmudgeon

We cant catch them here in the west of Oz, the size limit is ridiculously large (they dont taste good anyway, even with chicken salt and cheesey gravy)

West Coast
2nd Mar 2018, 10:12
Had it said gravy was in short supply in Manchester fish and chip shops, this would have given cause for concern as it's a staple covering for the chips, along with curry sauce and rice, plus it's mandatory for steak and kidney pudding. In the more underdeveloped parts of the UK, cheese is substituted for gravy.....sacrilege I know, but that's the Brits for you.

Little did I know you were a health nut.

Curmudgeon is a good word though.....although sadly it suggest you have been listening to a couple of our politicians a bit too much as they are prone to using words like this when addressing the peasantry.

So pprune hasn’t cornered the market on cantankerous, old, bitter SOBs?

cavortingcheetah
2nd Mar 2018, 10:20
Speak nicely to the Froggies for the Brits, lacking the mental storage capacity, sell gas to France where it is stored in Froggy tanks until the Brits buy it back, paying an extortionate storage charge on top of a bifurcated pipeline cost and in winter too, an excess seasonal levy on the raw product.
Third world planning at its most Capetonian.

ORAC
2nd Mar 2018, 11:07
The Rough North Sea Gas Storage Facility closed operationally during the summer.

Not economic for the company to upgrade or replace. It used to be the role of the government to ensure redundancy in power supply and storage. Coal, gas and nuclear plants closing or closed. Inadequate gas storage. Wind power and solar not available during gales and blizzards when demand is highest.

Governments of both complexions have proved their incompetence and dereliction over the past 20 years.

https://www.ft.com/content/68fa2c3e-55ad-11e7-80b6-9bfa4c1f83d2

under_exposed
2nd Mar 2018, 13:49
Coal, gas and nuclear plants closing or closed. Inadequate gas storage. Wind power and solar not available during gales and blizzards when demand is highest.
Strange, we have getting 10Gw of wind throughout storm Emma.

sitigeltfel
2nd Mar 2018, 14:05
If power and gas supplies run low, first cut off gas to those who object to fracking then follow it up by cutting electricity to the ones who don't want nuclear power in the UK, but are happy to accept nuclear generated electricity from France.

How could they ever object?

pax britanica
2nd Mar 2018, 14:13
We are not third world yet but the problem is our post first world business practices. never invest in anything that doesnt pay back in two years. Cut costs to the bone and get applauded for it and a Government-both colours who stands on the side lines and lets it happen.

Trains
Roads
Power
Water and Sewage
telecoms/internet

All privatised and nothing wrong with that if effective legislation and implementation of same . However when that doesnt happen its snouts in the trough time for senior managers as we have seen time and time again across all these infrastructure industries

Highway1
2nd Mar 2018, 14:20
We are not third world yet but the problem is our post first world business practices. never invest in anything that doesnt pay back in two years. Cut costs to the bone and get applauded for it and a Government-both colours who stands on the side lines and lets it happen.

Trains
Roads
Power
Water and Sewage
telecoms/internet

All privatised and nothing wrong with that if effective legislation and implementation of same . However when that doesnt happen its snouts in the trough time for senior managers as we have seen time and time again across all these infrastructure industries

Well they were privatized because they were starved of investment when Nationalized by short-term politicians.

Time for a 3rd way maybe?

radeng
2nd Mar 2018, 15:47
Power prices, which would usually be around £45-50 per megawatt hour at this time of year, spiked at an astronomical £990 per mWh on Thursday.

That really IS astronomical! £990,000,000,000 per MWh! 'M' is Mega while 'm' is milli. (one thousandth)....Still, it was Grodian quote, so perhaps one shouldn't be surprised..

Trossie
2nd Mar 2018, 19:32
Wind power and solar not available during gales and blizzards when demand is highest. Our neighbours' snow covered solar panels have provided no power while temperatures have been below zero.

Back to KFC, I don't see how a tacky US company like that not being able to get it's act together implies that the host country is '3rd world'!! (At least it's not a gun-toting 3rd world country!)

pax britanica
2nd Mar 2018, 20:11
I don't disagree about the problems when nationalised . Altho the money wasnt actually going into a few chosen peoples pockets back then.

A third way could work so long as they were organised as Companies and had the right to borrow on open market-such essential infrastructure entities generally get a good deal from banks anyway and that borrowing is kept of the PSBR balance sheet

of course we now have Health Minister paying GPs or 'otherwise incentivising' them not to refer patients to specialists to save money and keep waiting list down, I think most third world or more PC developing countries actually wouldn't stoop that low.

By the way as we are talking about our imminent third world staus whats happened to the Brexit thread

MG23
2nd Mar 2018, 20:37
We are not third world yet but the problem is our post first world business practices. never invest in anything that doesnt pay back in two years.

Why would you, when the government can just turn around at any time and pass a law to destroy your business plans? If you want companies to invest for the long term, you need a government that's capable of long-term thinking, not following whatever fad grabs them at the time (or makes the most money for their relatives).

Britain isn't the only nation where companies literally cannot make long-term plans because they no longer trust the government not to do something batsh*t crazy like demanding that everyone stop using fossil fuels. For example, I gather many companies are reluctant to make long-term investments here at the moment, because Trudeau seems determined to get us kicked out of NAFTA.

Trossie
2nd Mar 2018, 20:41
By the way as we are talking about imminent third world status whats happened to the Brexit threadIs that the imminent third world status of the EU after they cease to get the generous 'aid' donations that Britain has provided them with for so long?

But back to KFC, that's all a bit 'third world' isn't it? Don't they provide food in a bucket?

Gertrude the Wombat
2nd Mar 2018, 21:54
Britain isn't the only nation where companies literally cannot make long-term plans because they no longer trust the government not to do something batsh*t crazy like ...
... #brexit.

funfly
3rd Mar 2018, 11:11
Ban any more talk about Brexit
Ban any more talk about Trump
Bring back Slasher

llondel
3rd Mar 2018, 19:12
Given our position in the solar system, we're all living in third-world countries.