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French-fry airlift gives McDonald's Japan a brief respite

Scramble for spuds continues with no end in sight to supply chain woes

Heavily dependent on North American potatoes, McDonald's Japan found itself in a pickle this November when flooding near the Port of Vancouver worsened supply chain disruptions wrought by COVID-19.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- McDonald's put medium and large servings of french fries back on its Japanese menu Friday after flying in much-needed supplies, ending a weeklong restriction caused by shortages that have stymied the nation's food industry.

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