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This. Is. Terrible. McDonald's will only be offering one French fry size in Japan: Small.

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According to Asahi News, the labor contract dispute in U.S. West Coast ports means that there is a fry shortage.

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Which means, McDonald's cannot get the American potatoes it needs to make fries.

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And voila, conservation in the name of S-size only. Meal deals that usually come with medium fries will be 50 yen cheaper.

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The story has made the TV news, because this is very, very important. No large fries!

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The word "zannen" (残念) means "unfortunate" or "disappointing."

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"It's a little sad that the large size is disappearing," said this woman in Tokyo. A little?!

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Worst of all? Asahi reports that it's unclear when this potato nightmare will end. The s-size only sales begin on December 17 at McDonald's across Japan.

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マックポテト、Sサイズのみに 米国から安定輸入できず [Asahi News]

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