The chicken drought may finally be over after Packet reader Mark Averiss spotted a delivery lorry outside the Falmouth branch of KFC.

Mr Averiss spotted the lorry this morning and sent the picture to us through our Facebook page.

THE Falmouth branch of KFC had been forced to close, along with hundreds of other outlets across the country, over problems with the company's new supplier.

A sign was put up in the store window saying: "Sorry we're closed. We deliver our chicken fresh into our restaurants, but we've had a few hiccups with the delivery today.

"We wouldn't want to open without offering our full menu but we'll be back at the at the fryers as soon as we can."

The problems occurred because the fried chicken chain has recently switched its suppliers to DHL which has blamed operational issues for the problem.

Posting on Twitter the company said the chicken had crossed the road, but not for their restaurants and said they were doing everything they could to clear the backlog.

They have set up a special website at to let customers know which restaurants are still open saying: "The colonel is working on it..." but this morning Falmouth was not on the open list.

"We’ve brought a new delivery partner onboard, but they’ve had a couple of teething problems – getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex!

"We won’t compromise on quality, so no deliveries has meant some of our restaurants are closed, and others are operating a limited menu, or shortened hours.

"We know that this might have inconvenienced some of you over the last few days, and disappointed you when you wanted your fried chicken fix - we’re really sorry about that.

"Shout out to our restaurant teams who are working flat out to get us back up and running again.

"Hope to see you in our restaurants soon."

The company had previously employed South African food supply giant Bidvest but DHL had taken over last week.

DHL said in a statement: "Due to operational issues, a number of deliveries in recent days have been incomplete or delayed. We are working with our partners, KFC and QSL, to rectify the situation as a priority and apologise for any inconvenience."