KFC reopens 11 sites for delivery only

Fast food favourite, KFC has confirmed it has just reopened 11 UK sites for delivery only, with a limited menu.

The reopened sites are in: Aldershot, New Oscott (Birmingham), Enfield - Coliseum Park, Glasgow - Great Western Retail Park & Polockshaw Road, Manchester - Deansgate and Hulme, Ipswich - Cardinal Park, Portsmouth, Tamworth (Staffordshire) and Heaton Chapel (Stockport).

The chain stated it has donated 'thousands of meals from all our open restaurants to those on the frontline, including the NHS and key workers, in partnership with Deliveroo, and will continue to do so each week whilst the situation continues'.

During this fast-changing and challenging time, the company had initially closed all of its branches on 23 March and stopped delivering takeaways by 25 March, to 'protect the wellbeing and safety' of staff and customers.

A KFC spokesperson commented, 'We've spent the time since closure developing new processes to ensure we can reopen carefully and responsibly, which we've now started to do.

'We also saw the impact the situation is having on those who may not be able to easily get to the supermarkets, like key workers. There's a need for affordable, accessible food and we wanted to do our part.'

The spokesperson added that furloughed staff would find their jobs 'waiting for them when we are able to fully reopen'.

The company has more than 900 branches across the UK and employs around 24,000 members of staff.