KFC has issued a response to customers disposing of food packages on roadsides across the country: “Don’t be a tosser.”
The fast-food chain has reopened hundreds of UK restaurants for takeaway and collection this month, prompting huge queues and lengthy waits at drive-thrus.
However, high demand has also resulted in mounting piles of rubbish being left on roadside kerbs – with photos online revealing mass hoardings of KFC boxes strewn throughout car parks and green spaces.
The company has reacted to the images with a clear message via its Twitter account.
Titled “Don’t be a tosser”, the message condemned people for “wrecking the environment”.
“Our team members are on the case carrying out regular litter picks around restaurants. So when we still see photos online of KFC litter on UK & Irish streets, we really do throw our wings up in despair.”
It continues: “Being a good neighbour matters – so we want to encourage you to take your litter home with you, or toss it in the bin.
“With great chicken comes great responsibility. Let’s all do our bit.”
As many as 500 KFC restaurants are now operating again following a lengthy period of closure during lockdown.
A limited menu is currently in place, with social distancing measures introduced in kitchens.