Cops: KFC Closures Not an Emergency

Angry Brits are making their feelings known
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2018 8:51 AM CST
A closed sign is seen outside a KFC restaurant near Ashford, England, on Monday.   (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
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(Newser) – Failure to get your hands on finger-lickin'-good chicken is not a real emergency, no matter how bad your craving, British police are stressing in the midst of KFC's UK chicken shortage. Police in Tower Hamlets produced the warning about improper police calls Tuesday on Twitter, per the Evening Standard. Greater Manchester police have received such calls, while at least one lawmaker says he's been hearing from angry constituents, reports Business Insider.

Meanwhile, a woman's reaction to a restaurant closure resulted in what's been called "the most unnecessarily over-dramatic moment in TV history." Suffering from delivery issues, KFC has acknowledged "the horror" and indicated it wanted to make it up to her. The company said Tuesday that half of its 900 UK stores are now open, up from 300, adding "equilibrium will soon be restored." (A woman once called 911 about a pizza.)

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