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.”

CNBC: Belgians urged to eat fries twice a week as coronavirus creates massive potato surplus

CNBC: Belgians urged to eat fries twice a week as coronavirus creates massive potato surplus. “Belgians are being called upon to eat fries at least twice a week as more than 750,000 tons of potatoes are at risk of being thrown away. The coronavirus crisis has led to a surplus of potatoes in the small European country, as demand for frites — a national dish of twice-fried potatoes often eaten in bars and restaurants — has slumped amid Belgium’s government-enforced lockdown.”