McDonald's runs out of milkshakes and bottled drinks

24 August 2021 by
McDonald's runs out of milkshakes and bottled drinks

McDonald's has said that supply chain issues have meant bottled drinks and milkshakes are currently off the menu across its restaurants in England, Scotland and Wales.

A McDonald's spokesperson said: "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."

The fast food chain is the latest group to be hit by shortages after KFC warned customers earlier this month that some menu items may not be available or that packaging may look "a little different" due to "some disruption".

Last week Nando's was forced to lend 70 of its team members to help short-staffed suppliers after a lack of ingredients forced around 50 of its restaurants to close. Some restaurants had shut to restock, while others were running a limited service due to team members self-isolating. All restaurants have since reopened.

Purchasing firms told The Caterer shortages were expected to last for several months and that processed chicken and potato products were a particular issue.

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