Tater Tragedy: McDonald’s Philippines halts sales of large fries due to potato shortage (Coconuts Manila)

Coconuts Manila: Tater Tragedy: McDonald’s Philippines halts sales of large fries due to potato shortage. “If you’ve recently left a McDonald’s counter frustrated and clueless as to why they’re out of larger french fry sizes, then the fast food chain has some answers: McDonald’s Philippines has announced that the global shipping crisis has caused a shortage of their beloved french fries.”

Business Insider: A Chipotle general manager and 4 of his employees quit after a surge of to-go orders drove them to their breaking points

Business Insider: A Chipotle general manager and 4 of his employees quit after a surge of to-go orders drove them to their breaking points. “Peter Guerra, a Chipotle veteran of five years and general manager for six months, worked at the Scofield Farms Chipotle location in Austin, Texas. ‘My store was severely understaffed, we struggled just to keep our heads above water,’ with less and less support from management, Guerra said. He said he was regularly scheduled to work 80 hours a week, but often had to work additional hours to cover for employees who quit and left gaps in staffing.”

Washington Post: ‘It’s a walkout!’

Washington Post: ‘It’s a walkout!’. “The discontent driving the Bradford workers and so many others had been there for years, an ever-present aspect of an economy that could be especially cruel to anyone without an education. The pandemic — the fights with customers over masks and the fears of falling sick — added to the strain. But it was the labor shortages, which extended to just about every part of the country, that caused workers’ long-suppressed anger to burst into the open.”

Business Insider: An Oregon McDonald’s is so desperate for workers it hung a huge banner outside calling on 14-year-olds to apply

Business Insider: An Oregon McDonald’s is so desperate for workers it hung a huge banner outside calling on 14-year-olds to apply. “A McDonald’s in Medford, Oregon, has a banner out front advertising that it is hiring 14- and 15-year-old workers. ‘There are always staffing issues, but this is unheard of,’ the Biddle Road restaurant operator, Heather Coleman, told Insider. She said the situation is unique in her family’s 40-year history operating McDonald’s franchises.”

KAKE: These four Chick-fil-A locations closed their dining rooms because they didn’t have enough workers

KAKE: These four Chick-fil-A locations closed their dining rooms because they didn’t have enough workers. “In April, May and June the rate of quits per share of employment in the accommodation and food services sector, which includes restaurants, held steady at 5.7%, according to seasonally adjusted data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s far higher than the quit rate across all sectors, which was 2.7% in June. Experts say that when restaurants are short-staffed, it can be even trickier to hire because of the stress placed on remaining employees, among other things.”

USA Today: Burger King rolls out feature to let customers order straight from Google search, Maps, Google Pay

USA Today: Burger King rolls out feature to let customers order straight from Google search, Maps, Google Pay. “Burger King really wants you to have it your way, even by ordering from a Google search. The fast-food chain said it will allow customers, starting Dec. 21, to order pickup or delivery straight from Google search results. Customers can also order directly from Google Maps or Google Pay.”

Arby’s Apparently Suffers Data Breach

Looks like Arby’s has suffered a data breach. “Sources at nearly a half-dozen banks and credit unions independently reached out over the past 48 hours to inquire if I’d heard anything about a data breach at Arby’s fast-food restaurants. Asked about the rumors, Arby’s told KrebsOnSecurity that it recently remediated a breach involving malicious software installed on payment card systems at hundreds of its restaurant locations nationwide.” Looks like this is one of those weird ones where the corporate-owned stores were impacted and the franchises were not.

Wendy’s: Hack Incident Affected Over 1000 Locations

Eat at Wendy’s? I hope you didn’t pay with a debit card. The fast food chain says a hack incident impacted over 1000 of its restaurants (this is up from “a possible hack” in January and “less than 300 restaurants affected” in May.) “Customers can see which locations were affected through the Wendy’s website . The company said it is offering free one-year credit monitoring to people who paid with a card at any of those restaurants.” When it comes to things like this, it seems to be a rule of thumb that the hack incident is always going to be much worse than originally stated.