KFC’s fries are temporarily replaced with wedges.
Those who absolutely adore KFC’s french fries might be in for a devastating long weekend.
In an announcement on Thursday (Apr 28) via its social media pages, KFC said that its french fries are “temporarily out of stock”.
Using mock emails in its announcement, KFC wrote that its french fries “will be away on annual leave to find themselves”, with wedges coming in as a replacement should anyone have “any mealtime cravings”.
KFC referred to its wedges as a “freelancer”, suggesting it will be around only temporarily. In a self-intro, Wedges said it can be also called Cheese Wedges and Golden Cheddar Wedges – signifying the other two variations it comes in.
This is not the first time that KFC has run short of fries. Back in February, the fast-food chain had to replace its fries with waffle hash because of a global supply chain disruption.
In a tongue-in-cheek post on Instagram, rival chain Popeyes has poked fun at KFC’s plight.
Posting a photo of its cajun fries with the text “Wait… Y’all are getting time off?”, Popeyes wrote in its caption: “Cajun Fries working 24×7 to bring you that spice.”
KFC’s replied that “fries taste best when they’re not burnt out”, but sensing another opportunity to poke even more fun, Popeyes said that fries also “taste best when they’re available”. Ouch.
KFC has yet to say when its french fries will be back in supply, although it did ask for fans to send their well-wishes to fries in the comment section of its Facebook post.
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