KFC has confirmed that a coronavirus cluster in Melbourne has left stores with reduced stock, forcing the closure of some of its stores.

A number of COVID-19 outbreaks at their meat processing facilities have impacted their supply. It’s bad news for anyone who was craving a family feast meal this weekend.

“Our chicken supply has been disrupted in Victoria this week and some of our restaurants will only be open for limited hours or may have to close this weekend,” a KFC Australia spokesperson told 7NEWS. “We’re sorry for any issues this causes our customers – we’re doing everything we can to help our suppliers get back on track.”

It comes after Ingham’s Further Processing Plant in Thomastown was shut down last week after being linked to five coronavirus cases. “It is imperative that we continue to do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our people, communities and to assist in controlling the spread of coronavirus,” Ingham’s CEO Jim Leighton said.

As its not yet confirmed which stores will be closed and which will be safe but it’s likely to be a worrying few days for KFC employees. Melbourne is only halfway through their second lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic, and this news will only make Melburnians even more jealous of their friends in elsewhere in Australia.

These closures mean that the hungry and hungover may have to find an alternative source of takeaway this week. It’s also extra bad news for those with a taste for the extreme after the popular hot and spicy chicken returned to the KFC menu only two weeks ago.

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Check out KFC’s post about their hot and spicy chicken below: