As Eric Morecambe once sort of said, they are the right letters, just not necessarily in the correct order !!
Just need flour, salt, black & white pepper, garlic, egg with a chicken stock cube crumbled in, a cast iron pan and oil and home made fried chicken is easy, and no need for DHL to deliver it too...
I saw a meme on facebook saying KFC have done more for childhood obesity in a week than Jamie Oliver has in 10 years.
Food for thought..
My first and last KFC experience was a few years ago in a shopping mall on the outskirts of Sheffield - my choice was a 'Mighty original Chickenburger with genu-ine southern whizzbang sauce' (OK, so I can't remember the exact description, but it looked mouth watering in the picture! )
The reality was a lukewarm slightly soggy breaded piece of something vaguely meaty lurking miserably in a pappy breadcake accompanied by a few so-called fries. Half a burp later, I was back where I started, albeit a few quid lighter in the wallet department.
Tried it once in Bromley in 2015. I was so hungry but whatever was served up was awful-tasting. Never again.
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Depends on how rubbish the cooks are, some KFCs I've been to have had terrible tasting produce (usually burnt tasting), others have been just amazing and perfect, all depends on location...
23-02-2018 4:16 PM - edited 23-02-2018 4:20 PM
The GMB union said it had expressed major doubts about KFC’s decision last October to switch its deliveries from the food delivery specialists Bidvest Logistics to DHL.
Mick Rix, the GMB’s national officer, said he told KFC that it could face a repeat of supply problems that had hit Burger King when it ditched Bidvest Logistics in favour of DHL six years ago.
He said: “We warned them a few months ago. I wrote to KFC. I alluded to Burger King trying to cut costs and ending up with poorer quality service and poorer distribution. They had shortages, too, but not on the scale we’re seeing now at KFC. Within six months they [Burger King] were pleading with Bidvest Logistics to take it back.”
Rix claimed KFC’s current crisis stemmed from dropping a supply system based on six warehouses run by Bidvest to a system of one distribution centre in Rugby run by DHL. He said conditions at the Rugby warehouse were “an utter shambles”.
The collapse of a computer system at KFC's new supplier, DHL, left chicken stranded at the depot in Rugby, Warwickshire, this morning, as the supply crisis rolled into a second week.
One lorry driver claimed he had to sacrifice a full load of chicken because his vehicle's temperature was set wrongly at the 'understaffed' distribution centre.
As of 11am, MailOnline saw six trucks still queued up outside waiting to make deliveries, with the driver at the front of the queue arrived at 7am. MailOnline understands the blockage has now been cleared.
A delivery driver, who used to work for DHL, claimed one driver was forced to wait for 36 hours because he had fries, not chicken. He also claimed conditions were chaotic at the depot, with the freezers 'absolutely chocca'.
He also described toilets 'without handwash' and sinks 'with no soap' and added: 'This place isn't big enough for the number of trucks and gates going out.' DHL has been contacted about the claims.
In a new twist to the scandal, the Daily Mail learned the Rugby warehouse did not even have the basic authorisation needed to operate as a cold storage facility.
The local council has sent in a team of environmental health officers who have the power to order KFC to dispose of any meat on the premises that is not being properly stored
KFC said on Wednesday that some would remain closed for the rest of the week, while others will have shortened hours.
The closures followed KFC's decision to switch suppliers from Bidvest to DHL, which is using a single warehouse near Rugby for deliveries nationwide.
DHL has blamed "operational issues" for the supply disruption from the purpose-built facility.
KFC said more chicken deliveries would be be made to outlets on Thursday as teams "continue to work flat out all hours to clear the backlog caused by the breakdown in the DHL distribution system".
DHL has apologised for the "inconvenience and disappointment caused to KFC and their customers" and said it aimed to restore normal service levels as soon as possible.
Thanks for the clarification Jim - and the links / quotes.
They've made a right old mess of that haven't they. How many times do we keep hearing of people saying "I told them this would happen" and the big wigs always ignore it thinking cheaper means better and then they're surprised when it comes round to bite them.
I guess the man responsible for the decision will end up making off to pastures new with a nice little bonus as is always the case. I do wish people would just listen to solid advice when it is given to them, it would save the world so much hassle.