Ambulances ‘forced into oncoming traffic’ to overtake huge queues outside Sheffield KFC

Buses and ambulances are being forced into the path of oncoming traffic because of queues outside a KFC drive-thru in Sheffield.

By Claire Lewis
Saturday, 9th May 2020, 2:06 pm

Since the fast food chain re-opened its drive-thru on Queens Road, motorists have complained of lengthy queues on the main road outside, gridlocking surrounding streets.

Motorist Donna Adams has contacted KFC’s headquarters to complain but is yet to receive a response.

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Complaints have been lodged about traffic issues since KFC re-opened in Sheffield (Pic: Donna Adams)

She claims customers queue up outside for 30 minutes before the drive-thru opens and that buses and ambulances needing to bypass the queues are being forced into the path of oncoming traffic to get past.

She said: “It opens at 12pm and people are blocking it from 11.30am every day now. They really need a better system.”

In a tweet to KFC she said: “This is your drive-thru on Queens Road in Sheffield.

“Blocking off junctions in four directions, forcing buses and ambulances to go into oncoming traffic.

“Accident waiting to happen, do something about it.”

Earlier in the week the fast food chain told customers ‘don’t all rush at once’ after the re-opening of the branch caused gridlock.

One Twitter user said Queens Road had been ‘absolute bedlam’ since KFC re-opened.”

Responding to the initial traffic issues raised, KFC said: “We know it’s tempting, but please, please don’t all rush at once

“Delivery remains the best way to get your fried chicken fix – we just want to offer a little more choice to those who are already on the road for essential journeys or on their way home from difficult shifts.

“We’ve been working hard to responsibly re-open our restaurants and now we’re spreading our wings a little further.

“In line with government advice, we’ve decided to open the drive-thru lanes at 55 of our UK restaurants that are already open for delivery.”

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