Russia’s McDonald’s replacements run out of French fries

The franchise that took over McDonald’s places in Russia is leaving French fries and potato wedges off the menu at a few of its websites after a poor potato harvest and provide chain disruptions led to a scarcity of the fast-food staple.

Vkusno & Tochka, which is roughly translated from Russian as “tasty and that is it,” scooped up the 700 eateries that McDonald’s bought after the Chicago-based Massive Mac maker pulled up stakes and stop its presence within the nation over the invasion of Ukraine.

The brand new quick meals iteration launched with fanfare final month as firm executives touted 120,000 burgers that have been bought on opening day.

However the model has been battered after diners posted pictures on-line displaying moldy hamburger buns and rotted meals that was served in a few of their places.

Final week, prospects posted photos on social media displaying menus with out French fries.

The corporate confirmed that it might not offer French fries or potato wedges till the autumn, Reuters is reporting.

Russian prospects of Vkusno & Tochka posted pictures on-line displaying menus that did not provide fries or potato wedges.REUTERS

The successor restaurant to McDonald's in Russia has run out of French fries.The successor restaurant to McDonald’s in Russia has run out of French fries.REUTERS

It mentioned that whereas it had for years targeted on shopping for elements regionally, it was now “inconceivable to import from markets which may have develop into non permanent suppliers of potatoes.”

“Potatoes will return to the chain’s menu in full initially of the subsequent harvest yr, autumn 2022,” it mentioned.

McDonald's, the Chicago-based Big Mac maker, pulled up stakes and left Russia due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.McDonald’s, the Chicago-based Massive Mac maker, pulled up stakes and left Russia as a result of ongoing invasion of Ukraine.EPA

The scarcity highlights the challenges going through Russian companies as sanctions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and provide chain disruptions complicate the import of products.

Vkusno & Tochka’s CEO Oleg Paroev advised Reuters final month that “a major proportion” of elements have been sourced overseas.

Regardless of Vkusno & Tochka’s issues, Russia’s agriculture ministry mentioned final week that the potato harvest could be larger than final yr’s and that the market was “absolutely provided with potatoes, together with processed potatoes”.

“The brand new crop is now arriving, which guidelines out the potential for a scarcity,” it mentioned.

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