KFC: how much do we spend on fried chicken?

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KFC outlets in the uk have been closed temporarily this week as delivery problems led to a shortage of chicken.

The fried chicken chain switching up your delivery contract last week to DHL, they blamed “operational reasons” for the termination.

Almost half of the restaurant’s 900 stores have been closed Tuesday night down 575 on Monday.

The fast food giant hopes that the interruption of its restaurants to continue for the rest of the week.

Customers have been sharing their grief on social networks – and this got a Reality Check thinking in the uk, feeding habits.

How much money do we spend on fried chicken in the united kingdom and is happening?

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In 2017, as uk customers spent an estimated £2.2 bn in chicken restaurants such as KFC, POULTRY or Chicken ‘n’ Sour.

According to retail researchers Mintel, the value of sales could reach £2.6 billion in 2022.

Almost half of Britons (43%) had bought a take-out food from a chicken restaurant between April and June of 2017, according to a survey of 2,000 adults by Mintel.

Is of 16 to 34 years of age, students, and parents of children under 16 years that are the most likely to visit the chicken of communication.

But the burgers are most popular among the customers in the uk – 60% of the British who had eaten at a hamburger restaurant in the three months to June 2017, 17% more than in the chicken restaurants.

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The number of fast-food, take-away food in the uk has seen a huge increase in recent years, according to research published by the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge’s Centre for diet and Activity Research (Cedar) found that the number of takeaways have increased by 45% from 1990 to 2008.

The number of establishments per 10,000 people increased from 2.6 to 3.8 over that period.

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The study focused on the county of Norfolk. As the area shares many of the characteristics of the population with the rest of the country, the researchers said that the findings could be extrapolated to apply to the country as a whole.

According to the new figures provided a Reality Check by Cedar:
There were 57,872 takeaways in England in September 2017
Birmingham and Leeds are the local authorities with the highest number of points – more than 1,100 each
Manchester, Sheffield and Bradford also feature in the top five, with 929, 765 and 749 takeaways in their areas
A high concentration of fast-food restaurants are located in London with more than 600 points in the city of Westminster alone.

Data from the food environment of the assessment tool by the Cedar tree, which uses the data of the Ordnance Survey.Obesity problems

In 2017, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced a new strategy of planning, saying that the fast food restaurants should not be allowed to open within 400 metres of schools.

The announcement came as part of its plan to combat childhood obesity in London. According to the Trust for London, a charity organization that focuses on poverty, in London, 23% of children of 11 years are obese, in 2015-16, compared with 20% in the rest of England.

In 2016, the BBC Good Food Nation Survey found that one out of every six of the 16 to 20 years of age ate fast food up to twice a day.

The study of 5,000 people also found that the consumption decreased with age, with only one out of every eight of the 21 to 34 years eating a lot of fast food.

The national government obesity plan called for the introduction of a soft drinks levy, the creation of a sound classification system for primary schools and more clear for the labeling of foods.

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