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McDonald's Fries: Japan Limiting Serving Size to Avoid Spud Shortage

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Mcdonald's outlet in Tokyo. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images, file)

By    |   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 03:07 PM

McDonald's in Japan is limiting customers to only small-sized orders of French fries after labor disruptions on the West Coast led to potato shortages.

The restaurant began rationing its fries on Wednesday because of prolonged labor negotiations with port workers, The Associated Press reported. An emergency airlift of 1,000 tons of processed potatoes and an extra shipment from the U.S. East Coast haven’t been enough to meet demand.

"It's a bit sad," customer Hiroko Inomata said, according to the AP. "But it is so that everyone can have some."

McDonald's cut prices at its 3,100 outlets in Japan to make up for the fry rationing.

McDonald's has been getting only about half of its potato orders since October as a dispute continues between the union representing port and warehouse workers in the U.S. and the Pacific Maritime Association, CNN Money reported.

In addition to dropping the price of its meals, the company has also offered special pricing on chicken nuggets as a meal supplement.

Twitter users shared disappointment, surprise, and sarcasm.






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