After announcing the closure of its KFC Kaikohe outlet, Restaurant Brands has met with staff to advise them of employment opportunities going forward. Staff were unhappy that the restaurant was closed a week ahead of schedule. “Restaurant Brands closed the store ahead of its scheduled date of December 2 due to there being an insufficient number of staff to operate the store safely through the three week notice period,” said trade union, Unite in a statement.

“Restaurant Brands will pay all staff for the early closure and the three week notice period. Staff have also been given the opportunity to relocate to other stores.”