Fast food chain KFC has suffered a shortage of potatoes at its outlets in Kenya following delays in delivery from its overseas suppliers.
This has forced it to offer customers alternative food items in place of French fries popularly referred to as chips in Kenya.
KFC said that during the period when French fries will not be available in its outlets in Kenya, customers will be offered swap options with items such as chicken, buns, soda, coleslaw and ugali for combo meals.
KFC, which operates locally through franchisee Kuku Foods East Africa, does not source potatoes locally on global quality standards.
The International Potato Center (CIP) argues that improved potato production has the potential to significantly boost farm incomes. China is the world’s largest producer, harvesting more than 73 million tonnes of the commodity a year.