The fast food franchise, Subway is warning its customers of a shortage in some ingredients due to Brexit.
Branches of the sandwich restaurant have reportedly been displaying a notice stating: “Due to the impact that Brexit is having on [the] supply of food, some of our fresh ingredients may not be available today.”
The Times reports that the notice has appeared at branches across the UK including Brentwood, Essex; St Helens, Merseyside; and Stoke-on-Trent, suggesting a strategic decision from corporate rather than the work of individual franchisees.
“We can’t do anything on the breakfast menu”, one branch owner told The Times newspaper, revealing they had found it impossible to order in carrots, eggs and cheese since Britain left the European single market and customs union on December 31.
It is worth noting that the event of Britain leaving the European Union has been the most viral topic of discussion across the UK since 2016, with the government spending millions on PR campaigns urging businesses to adapt in good time and to ‘get ready for Brexit’.
Bizarrely, Subway has recently admitted that although it produced and distributed the notice to franchises across the UK, they were in fact being displayed in error and staff had been asked to remove them from their branches because they don’t actually have any supply issues.
A spokesman confirmed: “We’re pleased to say we do not have any Brexit-related supply chain issues in the UK.”
Ever heard of UK suppliers?