Fast food giants face Christmas supply shortage after strike vote

Restaurants could face 'severe disruption' over the holiday period after GMB members voted for strike action.

Pizza Hut, KFC and Burger King among fast food giants facing Christmas supply shortage after GMB strike vote ilbusca via iStock / RapidEye via iStock

Fast food giants including Pizza Hut, KFC and Burger King will face food shortages this Christmas after GMB workers voted for strike action.

Hundreds of workers at Bestfood, a company who deliver fresh ingredients to restaurants, announced they had voted to strike in a dispute over pay.

Other restaurants that could be affected by the strike action include Pizza Express, Zizzi, and Wagamama.

The announcement came after the workers rejected a company pay offer of 6%.

The union will announce strike dates soon.

GMB national officer Nadine Houghton said: “The parent companies of Bestfood – Booker and Tesco – are making serious money.

“Shareholders are trousering large dividends, while the people who do the graft are struggling to make ends meet.

“All these workers want is a pay deal that protects them from this crushing cost of living crisis.

“Now some of the best-known restaurants on the UK’s high streets will face shortages over Christmas.”