Global shortage of potatoes forces McDonald’s and KFC to stop serving french fries
The potato shortage is yet to reach Pakistan, though McDonald’s in Japan and Indonesia have stopped serving french fries after the potato shortage peaked up. Vice News quotes, “McDonald’s and KFC outlets in countries across the globe have begun scrimping on French fries and other potato-based products.” Subsequently, McDonald’s in Indonesia has stopped serving large french fries as they announced, “Hopefully we can bring good news as soon as possible..”
At the same time, McDonald’s in Malaysia has also stopped serving large french fries. On the other hand, KFC in Kenya also announced that they have run out of their fries and have stopped serving.
Why is there a shortage?
According to reports, due to bad weather, a shortage of potatoes and frost conditions globally is affecting the crop yields. It is pertinent to mention that the shortage is caused by the US farmers who were adversely affected by the lockdown imposed by Covid-19.