Some people's worst fears were realised over the weekend as KFCs around the country were forced to shut indefinitely, due to, of all things, a lack of chicken.

This shortage was a result of problems with the chicken king's new delivery partner.

In a statement put out by the chicken giants, it said: "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."

Initially it was thought just three stores in Croydon and one in Wallington were affected.

This left two stores around town still open for business.

But as of 1.20pm yesterday, that number was cut to just the one store in Thornton Heath left to handle the load.

Now KFC have given a further update on what stores are and are not open...and it is more of the same.

As of 11.25am today (February 20), only the store in 744-746 London Road, Thornton Heath is open.

Currently these stores are closed:

253 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon.

7A London Road, Croydon.

11-17 Church Street, Croydon.

11 Purley Way, Purley.

43 Woodcote Road, Wallington.

Seeing as though stores do not open to the public until around 10.30am, this could change and we will be bringing you updates as soon as we have them regarding the chicken-less stores.