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French fry rationing continues in Japan as Mos Burger suspends gross sales (with two exceptions)



Earlier this month, you could have heard that McDonald’s Japan introduced it was resuming gross sales of medium and large-size orders of French fries. Coming on the finish of a month of fry rationing, many hoped that this was the fried-golden gentle on the finish of the tunnel that they’d been ready for…however as a substitute, it’s turned out to be only a transient second of normalcy earlier than yet one more announcement of French fry austerity measures.

This time it’s not McDonald’s Japan with unhappy news for patrons, however its Japan-founded, southern California-inspired rival Mos Burger. On Feb 9, simply two days after McDonald’s resumed common fry gross sales, Mos introduced that as of Feb 10 it was suspending gross sales of each small and large-size French fry facet orders, and since Mos doesn’t provide a regular-size, this implies you’ll be able to’t order any French fry facet orders in any respect. Sales of Mos’ “potato drink sets” and selection packs, which additionally embody French fries, have additionally been suspended.

The motive for the choice is hampered provide traces and a scarcity of potatoes. According to its web site, Mos imports the potatoes utilized in its fries from Canada and the U.S., and the corporate is citing ongoing problems from the coronavirus pandemic and inclement climate as the issues it’s coping with. These have been the identical points McDonald’s was grappling with, however apparently Mos started to really feel the results later and/or has been much less speedy in checking out an answer.

There are, nevertheless, nonetheless two methods to prospects can get their fingers on Mos Burger’s French fries. One is thru its “onipote,” a facet order of blended onion rings and French fries which was already a hero to indecisive diners.

And in a present of candy kindness, fries may also nonetheless be out there as a part of Mos’ Waiwai Sets, which is what it calls its children meals. That appears like the proper precedence, as a result of having to go with out French fries is a psychological pressure far too intense to impose on younger minds.

▼ Sales of WaiWai Sets and onipote facet orders can be restricted to in-person (i.e. not on-line) orders solely.

Photo: Mos Burger

Mos says it expects its fry rationing to proceed till the center of March, so odds are the Ministop comfort retailer chain goes to be seeing continued demand for its Bucket Potato for the subsequent month or so.

Source: Mos Burger

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