If you were planning to treat yourself to a McDonald’s milkshake any time soon, hold your horses.
The fast food chain has run out of milkshakes and bottled drinks in all its restaurants across the UK. The shortages come as a result of supply chain issues which have now left 1,250 stores without certain goods.
A McDonald’s spokesperson has said: “We are working hard to return these items to the menu as soon as possible. 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.”
Recently, Nando’s has also seen similar shortages of its beloved chicken, forcing the temporary closure of some 50 of its restaurants.
These fast food outlets are not the first to struggle, nor will they be the last. So what’s causing all this disruption to fast food – and what other faves might we see running short next?