December 21, 2021
For one week, McDonald’s restaurants in Japan will not be asking, “Do you want fries with that?”
The fast-food chain is taking drastic measures in the McDonald’s-loving country, where potatoes are in short supply: the fast-food chain will limit the portions of fries sold to customers from Friday to Dec. 30.
Medium and large-sized fries will be taken off the menu across the country’s 2,900 locations, due to global supply chain issues and flooding at the port in Vancouver, reported Bloomberg.
Meanwhile, the company is exploring the possibility of alternative flights to Japan to get the spuds there quicker.
McDonald’s Japan will only offer french fries in small sizes after flooding at a Vancouver port and the coronavirus pandemic cut off supplies of one of its key offerings https://t.co/DNUJFGSGfQ
— Bloomberg (@business) December 21, 2021
According to McDonald’s Holdings Co. Japan, sales of larger sizes would be suspended for a week, but the stoppage could be extended if supply-chain bottlenecks continue.
A spokesperson told Bloomberg the elimination of the medium and large-size offerings was necessary “to ensure that as many customers as possible will have continued access to our french fries.”
The company will also offer a small discount on meal prices as a result of the disruption.