When even the Golden Arches get hit, you know that things are truly messed up. Alongside all the other (much more serious) effects of BC’s recent storms, McDonald’s Japan is now facing a food shortage and will be forced to ration, of all things, fries for its customers.
As covered by Bloomberg, the Port of Vancouver flooding has prevented many shipments from getting out of the city and to intended destinations. On the McDonald’s Japan front, this means that starting this Friday, and through to December 30th, fries will be in short supply.
As a result, all 2,900 of the locations will only be offering small size fries throughout that time. Ever the good sports, McDonald’s will be lowering the price of all combos by 50 yen (44 cents USD) to reflect the smaller size. Of course, nothing’s stopping hungry customers from ordering 2 or 3 at a time. Which we must admit, has happened to us once or twice, even without the limited offering.
This isn’t the only food shortage or supply chain issue we’ve heard lately, and it won’t be the last. In fact, Canada’s price of food is expected to go up by 5-7% overall in 2022.
Anyway, that’s a little bit of weird news associated with Vancouver’s recent floods and crazy weather. Fingers crossed something like that won’t happen again for a while!