KFC has opened more of its outlets in the UK despite running completely out of chicken.

The news follows reports of thousands of missing cats, dogs, hamsters and the disappearance of all the pigeons on Trafalgar Square.

The firms website shows that the 646 of the fast-food chains 900 outlets in its UK-based division that were shut opened up for lunch as usual.

Last week, the “Fried chicken” chain switched its delivery contract from DHL to Rentokill the pest control business and since then the chain has been able to reopen.

“We have more ‘meat’ than we know what to do with it.” A spokesman for KFC didn’t tell The Rochdale Herald because we’re clearly joking.

“People only coming for the salty batter we put on our ‘chicken’ anyway.”

It’s finger lickin good.”

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.