McDonald’s has run out of hash browns in some Taiwanese stores

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Taipei (AFP) – McDonald’s Taiwan said on Friday that some of its stores are running out of hash browns imported from the United States and are expected to suspend sales due to “unstable global shipping supplies.”

The company has installed signs in some shop windows announcing the suspensions while the item is listed as “temporarily unavailable” on its menus.

“There is a shortage of hash browns at McDonald’s restaurants and sales will be temporarily suspended once they run out,” a statement posted on the company’s website said.

“We thank the customers for their support and apologize for the inconvenience caused,” he added.

McDonald’s Taiwan has announced plans to resume selling hash browns in the second half of this month after the restocking, and added that sales of French fries are “normal.”

Supply chain shortages have spread across the world during the coronavirus pandemic, affecting everything from building materials, wood and food to books, microchips and electronics.

Also on Friday, McDonald’s Japan announced that it would ration orders for fries to a small size only from January 9 for about a month – the second time it has been forced to place such a restriction on its customers.

For a week in late December, only small-sized fries were available in Japanese McDonald’s stores as the pandemic combined with flooding in Canada reduced potato imports.

“In addition to ongoing import delays, a combination of unforeseen circumstances including cargo blockages in Vancouver, disruptions from snow and bad weather on the road, are causing further delays in the arrival of shipments.” , the company said in a statement. Friday statement.

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