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·         KFC Australia and McDonald's Japan are running low on chicken and french fries

·         McDonald’s Australia confirms changes to trading hours amid COVID staff shortages

 

 

KFC Australia and McDonald's Japan are running low on chicken and french fries

 

By Michelle Toh, CNN Business

via KAKE (KS) - Jan 11, 2022

 

If you're looking for your usual order at a KFC in Australia or McDonald's in Japan these days, you might be disappointed.

 

The two fast food chains are experiencing shortages of fresh chicken and french fries, respectively, forcing them to cut back on some normal menu items this month.

 

Both companies attribute the setbacks to snarled supply chains, which are hitting other restaurants around the world.

 

In Australia, KFC said it had temporarily removed some items from the menu at certain locations around the country as it struggled to find supply of its most important ingredient: fresh chicken. It said its suppliers were being hit by staff shortages related to Covid-19.

 

"We're working with our multiple suppliers to mitigate the impact and provide them with support, but we expect some disruptions to continue in the coming weeks," a company spokesperson told CNN Business...

 

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McDonald’s Australia confirms changes to trading hours amid COVID staff shortages

 

Summer Woolley, 7NEWS (AU)

12 January 2022

 

Some McDonald’s restaurants have been forced to cut trading hours as increasing numbers of workers are forced to isolate due to COVID-19.

 

A spokesperson for the fast-food chain confirmed to 7NEWS.com.au that some restaurants across Australia had temporarily reduced trading hours “due to staff isolation requirements”.

 

“McDonald’s Australia continues to operate in accordance with government advice to keep our restaurants open and to ensure our customers can continue to enjoy our great tasting food,” the spokesperson said.

 

“We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding as we continue to prioritise health and safety during these times.”

 

The confirmation comes a day after KFC revealed some of its outlets had been forced to offer a “reduced menu” due to supply issues and delivery delays...

 

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https://7news.com.au/business/mcdonalds/mcdonalds-australia-confirms-changes-to-trading-hours-amid-covid-staff-shortages-c-5273967