Company admits delay in opening new KFC

Arbroath KFC.
Arbroath KFC.

KENTUCKY Fried Chicken (KFC) have admitted that circumstances beyond their control are delaying the opening of their new restaurant in Arbroath.

The fast food chain had been due to open their new store at the Westway Retail Park early this year and building work on the site looked to have been completed by October.

But ever since the restaurant has stood empty and barriers preventing access to the outlet have remained around the ground.

This had led to suggestions that people in the town were in for long wait before they would be able to use the restaurant as it looked as though the building was ready to be opened for business.

But despite a spokeswoman admitting there are circumstances delaying the opening of the outlet, she didn’t explain what these were.

She told the Herald: “We’re unable to open our drive-thru restaurant in Arbroath due to circumstances beyond our control.

“We’re sorry for the delay, and would like to reassure local residents that we will be opening the store as soon as we can, so we can serve our great tasting chicken to the people of Arbroath.”

However, no timescale has been given to indicate when the restaurant is likely to open.

When it was announced a KFC restaurant would be coming to the town last year, they estimated around 30 jobs would be created.

Planning permission has also been granted for several other units that would extend the Westway Retail Park.