June 30, 2022

In Japan, McDonald’s forced to ration portions of French fries

QUICK FOOD – Small fries for everyone. Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced it will cut back on French fries for a week in Japan. The reason? Logistical problems related to flooding in Canada and the Covid-19 pandemic.

From this Friday, December 24 and until the 30th, the 2900 or so fast-food restaurants of the brand in the Archipelago will only serve small portions of fries, to avoid the shortage, announced on Tuesday McDonald’s Holdings Japan. .

Because of “major flooding near the port of Vancouver” in western Canada, and “disruptions to global supply chains linked to the coronavirus pandemic, we are experiencing supply delays”, can we? read in a press release.

Discount of 39 cents

The company specifies that it has taken this measure to allow all consumers to order French fries, despite “the difficulty of maintaining a stable supply of basic ingredients”. According to Bloomberg, customers will receive a discount of 50 yen (39 cents) to reflect the price of the small portion.

These restrictions will be put in place when schools and businesses are about to close for the holiday season.

They will apply in particular on Christmas Day, which every year sees long lines form in front of the restaurants of the fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, which many Japanese associate fried chicken with this holiday.

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