Bigger fries off the menu as Japan McDonald's faces supply crunch

A McDonald's restaurant is seen in Tokyo Nov 29, 2008.
PHOTO: Reuters

TOKYO - McDonald's Holdings Company Japan said on Tuesday (Dec 21) it would suspend the sale of medium- and large-sized french fries for a week starting on Friday due to supply chain bottlenecks.

The company is seeing delays in potato shipments due to supply chain issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as from shipping disruptions in Canada. The potatoes used for the french fries are imported from North America, it said.

The popular fast-food company said french fries in small sizes will continue to be on sale.

The company did not quantify the financial impact of the temporary suspension.