KFC staff deep fried with broken air-con for "weeks”

THE KFC restaurant in Maroochydore has become a sweat shop with the store's air-conditioning out-of-order.

Despite the heatwave conditions experienced on the Sunshine Coast, with temperatures reaching 32 degrees yesterday, the store remained open.

The Daily visited the store in the late afternoon and staff were busily serving customers despite the crippling heat on one of the busiest days of the week, cheap Tuesday.

Make-shift portable air-conditioners were in the store, but were providing little relief.

The air-conditioning also appeared to only be in areas where customers were standing with nothing in view for the staff working there.

Another customer said she had visited the store "two weeks ago' and the air-conditioning was broken then.

A sign has been placed on a cash register apologising to "valued customers" for the problems with the air-conditioning.

"The system is under repair and the company is taking all measures to remedy the situation as quickly as possible," it reads.

It then suggests for the "dine-in experience" customers "may find the outdoor seating area more comfortable".

KFC's in Queensland are owned by Collins Food, which also owns the Sizzler outlets which prides itself on being a place "where people love to eat and are proud to work".

The Daily has contacted KFC and the union for comment.