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Japan fast-food chains face potato shortage due to supply crunch

McDonald's follows KFC in limiting french fries due to shipping delays

McDonald's restaurants in Japan will only sell small portions of french fries for a week starting on Friday, with the pandemic and floods in Canada causing problems in its supply chain. (Source photo by Kosaku Mimura and McDonald's)

TOKYO -- Concern is rising among Japan's fast-food chains as pandemic disruptions extend to supplies of potatoes for their staple french fries.

McDonald's Holdings Japan will suspend the sales of medium- and large-size french fries for a week starting on Friday.

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