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McDonald's Is Only Selling Small-Sized Fries in Japan

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

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


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.

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.


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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