McDonald’s had to stop selling milkshakes and bottled drinks at almost 1,300 locations across the United Kingdom. This comes after a Brexit-related staff shortage and supply chain delays which were caused by the pandemic. Mcdonald’s is the latest among many other companies that are experiencing these shortages.
On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the fast-food chain 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.” The spokesperson also explained that they “are working hard to return these items to the menu as soon as possible.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has added pressure on food producers and restaurants as they struggle to find workers. The staff shortages were tied to restrictions set by U.K. that required people to isolate themselves if they came into contact with someone that has COVID-19. The country set new rules last week that says fully vaccinated people in England no longer need to isolate if coming into contact with an infected person.
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