McDonald’s Japan sells small fries amid global supply crisis

A new kind of potato chip shortage has hit Japanese supply chains, with McDonald’s forced to ration French fries in the country as Covid-19 and flooding in Canada cut potato imports. McDonald’s Japan has said it will only sell small-sized fries for a week from Friday to avoid shortages. “Due to large-scale flooding near the Port of Vancouver … and the global supply chain crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there are delays in the supply of potatoes,” he said in a statement on Tuesday. measure to ensure that customers can still order French fries, even if “stable supply of raw materials” proves difficult. The restriction comes during the busy year-end period, with schools and offices starting to close for the holidays.

It will also be in place on Christmas Day – typically celebrated in Japan with a hearty serving from another American fast food giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is heavily marketed during the holiday season.

Meanwhile, a global chip shortage fueled by a pandemic continues to plague auto giants, including Japan’s Toyota, which has announced production cuts due to the crisis and supply chain issues. in Southeast Asia.

In an unrelated incident, a restaurant in New York City won the title of the most expensive fries in the world by Guinness World Records. The day coincided with National French Fries Day in the United States, when Manhattan’s Serendipity 3 restaurant cooked one of the most luxurious plates of French fries.

Creative Chef Joe Calderone and Corporate Executive Chef Fredrick Schoen-Kiewert of the restaurant have teamed up to elevate classic American cuisine and provide guests with a unique and delicious dining experience. The dish is priced at $ 200 USD and includes ingredients like Dom Perignon champagne, pure goose fat without cage from France, and French vinegar from Ardenne Champagne J. LeBlanc.

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