Asia, India, China, Middle East, Consumers, Fast Food/Quick Service Restaurants, Processing, fries, chips

McDonald’s Malaysia forced to ration fries amid global shortage

McDonald’s stores in Malaysia have been forced to deny customers large portions of chips due to a global shortage of frozen French fries. The lack of spuds means the fast-food giant is exploring ‘new distribution channels’ in a bid to return the popular item to their menu.

As Kirsten Robertson reports for Metro in the UK, McDonald’s Malaysia announced Monday on social media that it will no longer serve large fries with meals due to a ‘fry-tening supply crunch’.A statement posted on social media read: ‘We are facing a fry-tening supply crunch on French Fries. But fret not.

‘While you can’t Go Large for the time being, you can still enjoy your favourite meals and fries in medium size. ‘Time fries… It’ll be back before you know it.’

A KFC spokesperson said it was ‘currently experiencing intermittent supply chain disruptions nationally due to COVID-19 related absenteeism at our chicken suppliers.’ It is unclear when McDonald’s diners will be able to order large fries in Malaysia again.

Source: Metro. Read the full story here
Photo: Courtesy Getty via Metro

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