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Police have urged people not to call them over closures of KFC restaurants.

Around half of UK KFC branches are closed due to what the chain has described as ‘operational issues’ with supplies.

Tower Hamlets Metropolitan Police Service tweeted: “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.”


In the meantime, animal rights charity PETA has suggested vegan alternatives to fried chicken.

According to the organization, Burger Lolz in Sheffield, Bread Meats Bread in Edinburgh, and The Caledonia in Liverpool offer the tastiest options.

PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects, Dawn Carr, said: “All our wonderful winners deliver plant-based chicken with huge flavour and zero cruelty.

PETA’s list will help those turned away from KFC to get their fried ‘chicken’ fix without the battered flesh of dead birds.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.