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    McDonalds Malaysia announces a “fry-tening”¯ shortage of french fries

    I didn’t even think this could happen, but McDonalds Malaysia announced on their Instagram page that they’re facing a “fry-tening” (their words, not mine) supply crunch on French Fries. This means that you’ll no longer be able to order large fries, or any meal with large french fries. However, you’ll still be able to order medium fries or order a medium meal.

    “While you can’t Go Large for the time being, you can still enjoy your favourite meals and fries in Medium size. Time fries… It’ll be back before you know it,” wrote McDonalds in their excruciating pun-filled post.

    McDonalds Malaysia announced that large fries will no longer be available from today—24 of January 2022 onwards. There’s no information on when large fries will come back yet.
    While the news comes as a shock, there is news of certain items for McDonalds around the world having shortages, too. In Australia, KFC said it had temporarily removed some items from the menu at certain locations as it struggled to find a supply of its most important ingredient—fresh chicken. And in Japan, McDonald’s has been forced to stop selling both medium and large portions of fries.

    According to McDonalds Japan, the company had suspended those options for bigger portions of friends last month, but it extended that suspension this month. It was working on “arranging new distribution channels” to secure a stable supply of potatoes in the future. The french fries shortage situation in Malaysia could suffer a similar fate.

    McDonalds Malaysia hasn’t yet released a statement about why they’re facing a french fries shortage here. It’s also wild that something like this can even happen. However, if you do want a large potato side, we found that you can order a large Prosperity meal that comes with curly fries. Meals that come with regular french fries, however, already don’t give you the option to upsize.

    McDonalds Malaysia announces a "fry-tening" shortage of french fries - SoyaCincau



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    time must be hard if they are forced to war time frationing
    maybe singapore can chip in and help?

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    Similar story in Kenya recently with KFC to those above. I suspect that the Malaysian shortfall might also be because of similar problems with the supply chain (not using local suppliers and importing from abroad).

    No fries with that: Kenya’s KFC in hot oil over non-Kenyan potatoes

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    Same happened to McDs in Japan, some would consider it a blessing

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59750613

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    Uh mike its in the opening post.
    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Same happened to McDs in Japan, some would consider it a blessing
    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    According to McDonalds Japan, the company had suspended those options for bigger portions of friends last month, but it extended that suspension this month. It was working on “arranging new distribution channels” to secure a stable supply of potatoes in the future. The french fries shortage situation in Malaysia could suffer a similar fate.

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    I know, just pointing out it was old news

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    Not old to those of us in Malaysia.

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    You should know by now, ao.

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    Outback KFC forced to close after running out of chicken

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    Alice Springs KFC has been forced to close on Australia Day after running out of chicken.

    Key points:
    • Alice Springs KFC has been forced to close on Australia Day because of flooding on the Stuart Highway
    • Flooding in northern South Australia has caused freight delays for the Northern Territory
    • Floodwaters have also cut the railway line, further adding to supply chain stress


    KFC franchise owner Sam Edelman said the fast-food chain could not get stock because flooding in far-north South Australia closed a 250km section of the Stuart Highway.

    The Stuart Highway is closed between Glendambo and Coober Pedy stranding many people and causing freight delays.

    Outback KFC forced to close after running out of chicken - ABC News
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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    time must be hard if they are forced to war time frationing
    maybe singapore can chip in and help?
    Thanks for that little nugget.

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    French Fright: McDonald’s Indonesia halts sales of large fries due to potato shortage | Coconuts

    ^
    as a peeling as the idea might be
    the indo's cant help
    looks like theyve not a mashed enough potato supplies

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