Could the council close KFC again?

KFC opened to huge queues, but the council hasn't ruled out the chain closing again if problems aren't fixed.

KFC opened to huge queues, but the council hasn't ruled out the chain closing again if problems aren't fixed.

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Scarborough’s KFC is back in business - for now.

The fast food firm was forced to shut after Scarborough Council told bosses to fix a dodgy extractor fan.

It was allowed to re-open on a “trial” basis until New Year’s Eve, which has now been extended.

But while that means the store is currently allowed to trade, the council’s admitted the firm’s not in the clear just yet - and admitted that it’s very possible the store could shut again.

“Further work is being undertaken so we have effectively extended the trial period,” said a Scarborough Council spokesperson.

“However it is not finished by any means.”

The pre-Christmas closure came out the blue, just weeks after the chain finally arrived back in Scarborough on the back of a Facebook campaign.

And staff at the store claim that while customers moaned about not being able to get some fried chicken, they were forced to deal with far bigger issues.

“Because it closed, we were left with absolutely no money over Christmas,” said one staff member.

“Some of the staff couldn’t even get Christmas presents for their children, it’s been really, really hard.”

KFC has yet to respond to The Scarborough News’ request for a comment.