BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA
Kenyan KFC, the fast-food restaurant company has apologised to Kenyans for running out of potatoes to fry chips.
In a statement, KFC said that increased orders during the December festival saw the potatoes stock run out.
KFC in a poster that was shared on its official social media account said: “Oh Chips, you loved our chips an extra room much and we run out. Sorry!”
In a statement that accompanied the post, KFC advised customers to choose the substitutes which include; chicken, buns, 500ml drink, lel coleslaw and ugali.
“Mlikula sherehe and enjoyment with all your KFC faves. Y’all loved our chips a little too much, and we’ve run out. Sorry! Our team is working hard to resolve the issue. In the meantime we’ve proposed some SWAP options for combo meals if you are craving some of our Kuku,” the statement read in part.
The statement was however met with backlash with netizens questioning why the franchise imports potatoes instead of buying the readily available produce from Kenyan farmers.
In his response, the Chief Executive for East Africa Jacques Theunissen explained that some of the corporate rules and procedures don’t allow the firm to source the key ingredient locally.
“The reason we cannot buy local at the moment is all suppliers need to go through the global QA approval process and we cannot bypass that even if we run out to ensure that our food is