Police in Tower Hamlets, east London, took to social media to urge the public not to waste officers’ time by complaining about closed KFC stores, saying the issue was not a "police matter."
Please do not contact us about the #KFCCrisis - it is not a police matter if your favourite eatery is not serving the menu that you desire.— Tower Hamlets MPS (@MPSTowerHam) February 20, 2018
About 420 KFC stores are currently shut across the UK after the company switched deliveries to a cheaper service, amid mounting consumer anger.
An updated list showed that the number of open outlets rose to 480 by 1pm on Tuesday 20. Feb after dropping to just 254 an hour before.
And for a second day KFC in a row, gave no indication of when operations would be back to normal.
KFC first apologized for the problems on Saturday. In an update Monday, it listed almost 300 stores as open, but did not say when the rest might join them.
It said those branches that remained open were operating a limited menu or shortened hours.
"We know that this might have inconvenienced some of you over the last few days, and disappointed you when you wanted your fried chicken fix — we're really sorry about that," the company said in a statement.
DHL, which recently took over the KFC contract from Bidvest Logistics, said that "due to operational issues a number of deliveries in recent days have been incomplete or delayed."