• KFC makes their fries with potatoes that have successfully undergone quality assessment. 

KFC outlet
KFC outlet
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Fast-food chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is out of potatoes to prepare fries in their Kenyan restaurants.

The franchise which is well known for selling potato chips and fried chicken said that Kenyan customers will have to pick other options as they deal with the shortage. 

"Fam it was truly a Furaha December. Mlikula sherehe with your KFC faves. Ya'll loved our chips a little too much, and we've run out. Sorry! Our team is working hard to resolve the issue.

In the meantime here are some SWAP options for combo meals if you are craving our Kuku," they announced. 

This resulted in criticism from Kenyans, who asked why the restaurant can not buy potatoes from local farmers. 

Now, KFC's Chief Executive for East Africa Jacques Theunissen has explained why they can not buy potatoes from Kenyan farmers. 

According to Jacques, KFC makes their fries with potatoes that have successfully undergone quality assessment. 

"The reason we cannot buy local at the moment is all suppliers need to go through the global QA approval process and we cannot bypass that even if we run out to ensure that our food is safe for consumption by our customers," he said.

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