KFC UK & Ireland has warned its customers of potential supply issues.

In a message on Twitter, the fast food chain said it wanted to give customers “a heads up”, that it has faced disruption across the country over the past few weeks, “so things may be a little different when you next visit us”.

The fried chicken chain said there may be some items that aren’t available, or some packaging that may look a bit different to normal. “We know it’s not ideal but we’re working hard to keep things running smoothly,” it said.

It’s not the first time KFC has been hit with supply issues. Back in in early 2018, the business was forced to temporarily close around 750 of its 900 UK restaurants after delivery problems meant that the group ran out of chicken.

Following a switch of its delivery operator from Bidvest to DHL the chain suffered “operational hours” forcing some restaurants to close and others to operate under reduced hours or with a limited menu.

Meanwhile The Sun has reported that pubs and restaurants could face beer shortages over the August bank holiday after delivery drivers for logistics firm GXO, which supplies around 40% of the UK hospitality sector’s beer – according to Unite – have voted to go on strike.