People were not pleased.
So this time KFC put out a full-page ad apology in the Sun and Metro papers. In it, there's an empty bucket, a pun of sorts, and something a little more whatever-corporations-have-instead-of-a-heartfelt. Here's the full text:
"A chicken restaurant without any chicken. It’s not ideal. Huge apologies to our customers, especially those who travelled out of their way to find we were closed. And endless thanks to our KFC team members and our franchise partners for working tirelessly to improve the situation. It’s been a hell of a week, but we’re making progress, and every day more and more fresh chicken is being delivered to our restaurants. Thank you for bearing with us."
Obviously this isn't the same as actually supplying the chicken the good people of England so rightfully deserve, but at least it was funny.