McDonald fries in Japan

Japan is running low on McDonald's french fries, but has too much milk as  supply chain issues hit

The world’s biggest fast-food company McDonald’s is said to be suffering a chip shortage in Japan due to the global supply chain crisis.

For the home of the Big Mac though it is not a lack of semiconductors that is causing the problem.

The firm has said it is experiencing delays in shipments of the potatoes used to make its famous French fries.

As a result of this, it will only sell small portions of its French fries in Japan from today, Friday, December 24, 2021, up until Thursday, December 30, 2021.

The food Company told the BBC, “McDonald’s Japan will temporarily limit sales of Medium- and Large-sized French Fries as a proactive measure to ensure customers can continue to enjoy McDonald’s, French Fries.

The company also revealed that “Customers will still be able to order Small-sized French Fries at all of their restaurants.

The company however stressed that till .date, there have been no breaks in supply.

McDonald’s said it usually imports the potatoes it uses from a port near Vancouver in Canada.

Ships have however faced delays due to flood damage and the impact of the pandemic on the global supply chain.

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