KFC was criticised after pictures on social media showed litter dumped near restaurants at various locations across the country

KFC asked customers not to be ‘tossers’ after pictures showed rubbish dumped outside its restaurants.

The fast-food chain has reopened 500 branches for delivery and drive-thru after closing in March when coronavirus lockdown was imposed.

While the news was widely welcomed by fans, images of discarded meals strewn across the streets have caused outrage on social media.

On Thursday KFC tweeted pictures of the litter, writing: ‘Let’s all do our bit; by which I mean doing the bare minimum and using a bin or holding onto your rubbish until you find one’.

The statement urged people ‘not to be a tosser’ and respect the environment.

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KFC customers called out for dumping litter as company urges people not to be 'tossers'
KFC customers have been called out for dumping litter as company urges people not to be ‘tossers’

It said team members across the UK and Ireland were carrying out regular litter pics, but images of rubbish made them ‘despair’.

 It added: ‘Being a good neighbour matters, sowe just 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’.

This comes after local media reported on the litter problem in Manchester, Blackpool and Beccles, near Suffolk.

Earlier this week, Wayne Hood took to Twitter to share his outrage after finding KFC rubbish lying around in Bury, Greater Manchester.

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KFC was one of the first fast food chains to reopen its stores after shutting them because of coronavirus.

To announce the reopening of the 500 stores, KFC released a video advert featuring some of the best and worst dishes from at-home contenders.

‘Five hundred restaurants reopening is a huge milestone,’ said Paula MacKenzie, general manager at KFC UK and Ireland. ‘

‘It’s credit to the hard work of all of our amazing teams in restaurant and we wanted to celebrate the moment.

‘We’ve loved seeing the nation’s homemade efforts whilst we’ve been away, so including a few of them in our new ad is the perfect tribute. ‘Some of the creations looked incredible, some less so… now that we’re back on delivery, probably best we take it from here!’

To find out if your local KFC is delivering again, you can use the brand’s store tool.

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Source: Metro