Fans of McDonald’s french fries in Malaysia will not be like this announcement by the mega fast-food chain as they halt the sales of large fries for the time being.
On 24 January 2022, McDonald’s Malaysia had taken to its social media accounts to announce that the large-fries and set meals will be taken off their menu with effect from the day itself.
“We are facing a fry-tening supply crunch on French Fries,” the brand said. “But fret not. While you can’t Go Large for the time being, you can still enjoy your favorite meals and fries in Medium size.”
“Time fries… It’ll be back before you know it.” they said.
Meanwhile, the shortage of fries is a global thing and McDonald’s Japan has also announced that they are currently facing a potato shortage, and they are forced to reduce its french fries options down to only small-sized servings.
According to the modern farmer, the global shortage is caused by several reasons, including the discovery of potato wart fungus in Canada and extreme weather conditions in South Africa for example.
In addition, the situation is worsened with the supply chain disruptions brought on by the pandemic have ensured a potato supply scarcity that has lasted longer than expected.
With this, the shortage is not affecting the supply chain of McDonald’s Malaysia. As of now, there is no confirmed date as to when large-sized fries will return to the menu.
Hopefully, the shortage does not affect the other items on the menu such as breakfast hash browns or the seasonal Curly Fries that typically accompany the brand’s Prosperity Burger options.
As for McDonald’s french fries fans, understandably this will be catastrophic for you, but lets hope that the supply chain will recover and we’ll be able to get the large-fries again!