Menu shortages began to bite at the busy Droitwich McDonald’s next to Junction 5 of the M5 as they ran out of fries as well as milkshakes.
The McDonald’s, at Wychbold near Bromsgrove and Webb’s garden centre, spent yesterday afternoon explaining to customers that there weren’t any fries along with several other menu items, which have been hit nationally.
Rather than it being a happy meal, it left some locals miserable, who described it as “devastating” news. Others on Facebook called it “the McBrexit Special” while another added, “Well that’s McUseless then”
The fast food giant is the latest restaurant to be hit with supply chain issues, including Nandos and KFC, which is related to a nationwide shortage of HGV drivers.
Signs at the Worcestershire McDonald’s today explained that there are still temporarily experiencing shortages on some menu items, which includes milkshakes and bottled drinks due to delivery supply chain issues. Yesterday the note had a sad face saying “no fries sorry” too.
A member of staff described yesterday afternoon as “the worst day” when they had to tell customers they had run out of fries too for around three hours.
Teary eyed emojis have greeted the news of fast food shortages in Worcestershire, with reports of lack of ice creams in Worcester, taking their toll on some’s morale.
“How will we survive?” and “Welcome to third world Britain” were tongue-in-cheek comments left by some.
A McDonald’s spokesperson said the temporary fries shortage was a separate issue to the on-going national issue causing the withdrawal of milkshakes for sale. The fries was related to a one-off delivery delay.
The McDonald’s spokesperson added: “Like most retailers, we are currently experiencing some supply chain issues, impacting the availability of a small number of products.
“Bottled drinks and milkshakes are temporarily unavailable in restaurants across England, Scotland and Wales.
“We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank our customers for their continued patience.
“We are working hard to return these items to the menu as soon as possible.”
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