Wetherspoon's across the UK pull Tuesday steak club night due to supply problem

Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 8:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 8:07 am

Wetherspoon's customers looking forward to Tuesday steak club were left disappointed after the pub chain ran out of sirloin, rump and gammon.

The pub chain had to pull its popular steak club across all 900 branches due to a supply problem.

JD Wetherspoon apologised in a statement to customers for the "inconvenience".

A spokesperson for the chain said: "We have had supply issues with our pubs.

'Rump steak, sirloin steak and gammon steak are not available'

"Currently rump steak, sirloin steak, and gammon steak are not available, but we hope to resolve this soon.

"We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience."

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A notice, posted on Twitter by a customer, said chicken would be replacing steak in the mixed grill.

Customers were offered alternatives including quinoa salad, halloumi and pork ribs.

'I blame it on Brexit'

But some were quick to link the supply chain problems with Brexit, casting aspersions at JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin, an arch Brexiteer.

Andrew Duncan said: "UK pub chain Wetherspoons unable to serve steak at most of its 900 pubs on Steak Tuesday due to 'supply issues'. Things can only get better after Brexit eh Tim?"

Another customer said: "I blame Brexit."

UK pub chain Wetherspoons unable to serve steak at most of its 900 pubs on Steak Tuesday due to “supply issues”. Things can only get better after Brexit eh Tim? 🇬🇧🍺🥩#Wetherspoons #SteakTuesday #Pubs #Brexit #TimMartin

— Andrew Duncan (@andrewsduncan1) January 23, 2018

@jdwtweet can anyone explain how every Wetherspoons in Scotland managed to have no steaks available on steak night tonight? I blame Brexit..

— K918 (@minniedogg) January 23, 2018

The Sun reported that meat supplier Russell Hume said the recall was a "precautionary measure" due to mislabelling.

The newspaper reported the supplier as having said: "We have no reason to believe the product is unsafe to eat."

On its website, Wetherspoon describes its steaks as being matured for 35 days.

Describing its Tuesday steak club special offer, it says: "The beef for our steaks is supplied directly through farm-assured schemes, meaning that cuts have full traceability and that exacting welfare standards have been met.

"We're proud to carry the Quality Standard Mark, a symbol of our farmers' adherence to standards higher than those required by law."

This story was originally published on inews.co.uk