The Japanese branches of McDonald’s will only offer small portions of fries from Friday. This is due to a shortage of fries.
Flooding in a port in Vancouver, Canada, where many fries are usually loaded with final destination Japan, combined with the delivery problems due to the corona pandemic, causing the shortage.
McDonald’s is trying to help solve the problem by getting the fries to Japan differently, for example, via air freight. It also works together with suppliers and importers. But the chain is forced to stop selling large and medium portions of fries from Friday to 30 December to be able to supply as many customers as possible with fries on their menu.
McDonald’s has about 2,900 stores in Japan. The company hopes to have the issues resolved before New Year’s Eve. In addition, customers temporarily receive a discount on menus of 40 euro cents because of the smaller portions of fries.
Usually, the menus are served with a medium portion of fries, with customers choosing a larger or smaller portion. For example, a small bag of fries is about 74 grams, which is about two times smaller than a medium-sized portion.