McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

By Associated Press ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-01-08 07:50:05

Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca with that BigMac?

Venezuela's more than 100 McDonald's franchises have run out of potatoes and are now serving alternatives like deep-fried arepa flatbreads or yuca, a starchy staple of traditional South American cooking.

McDonald's is blaming a contract dispute with West Coast dock workers for halting the export of frozen fries to the country. The dispute also caused several days of French fry rationing in Japan last month. But Sonia Ruseler, an Argentina-based spokeswoman for Arcos Dorados, which runs McDonald's restaurants in Latin America, declined to say on Tuesday why Venezuela's neighbors are not suffering from similar scarcity.

McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

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