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No large fries in Mcdonald’s PH due to ‘global freight crisis’

/ 05:53 PM April 23, 2022
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In this photo illustration, a McDonald’s Big Mac, double hamburger and french fries are seen on a tray on April 30, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — International fast-food chain Mcdonald’s has suspended the sale of the large sizes of its French fries due to the “global freight crisis.”

Mcdonald’s Philippines, in a Facebook post on Thursday, said it will only be serving regular fries for the meantime.

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“The supply of our World Famous Fries is limited because of the global freight crisis. That’s why you haven’t been seeing our fries in big red fry boxes (medium, large and BFF) in the stores,” the company said.

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“But don’t worry! All stores will still continue to serve regular fries for your enjoyment,” it added.

The announcement was met with mixed reactions from netizens.

“The effect of relying heavily on IMPORTATION. Even potatoes we import. Tell me now that we don’t have a FOOD SECURITY problem?” said on Facebook user.

Some Facebook users suggested that Mcdonald’s tap local potato growers to fill the supply gap.

“The Philippines can grow potatoes. Source them spuds here. Build a processing plant for them fries here, too. You get your fries and reduce your carbon footprint by not having to ship fries in from overseas,” a Facebook user said.

Another user said: “Maybe you should source your potatoes here. You can save on importation costs and give a much needed boost to local agriculture.”

A number of Asian countries have also reported a French fries shortage.

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