| 27 May 2024, Monday |

McDonald’s runs out of milkshake in UK

McDonald’s, the fast food chain, has been affected by a shortage of milkshakes and bottled soft drinks across its British outlets.

McDonald’s is suffering from supply chain delays that have been blamed on the pandemic and post-Brexit issues.

A spokesman for McDonald’s said the company is “working hard to return these items to the menu” at 1,250 outlets in England, Scotland and Wales.

He 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 apologize for any inconvenience, and thank our customers for their continued patience.”

Nando’s was last week forced to shut around 50 fast food restaurants amid a chicken shortage. It blamed staffing shortages at suppliers and a reduced number of lorry drivers.

Rival KFC also said recently that supply chain issues meant it was unable to stock some menu items.

Companies across a raft of sectors in the UK have been suffering from a shortage of lorry drivers due to post-Brexit EU immigration rules, Covid-19 restrictions and self-isolation rules.

Supply pressures have also been affecting supermarkets in recent weeks, and manufacturers have reported sharp increases in the prices of raw materials.

  • The National News