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The franchise that took over McDonald’s locations in Russia is leaving French fries and potato wedges off the menu at a few of its websites after a poor potato harvest and provide chain disruptions led to a scarcity of the fast-food staple.

Vkusno & Tochka, which is roughly translated from Russian as “tasty and that’s it,” scooped up the 700 eateries that McDonald’s offered after the Chicago-based Huge Mac maker pulled up stakes and give up its presence within the nation over the invasion of Ukraine.

The brand new quick meals iteration launched with fanfare final month as firm executives touted 120,000 burgers that were sold on opening day.

However the model has been battered after diners posted photographs on-line showing moldy hamburger buns and rotted meals that was served in a few of their places.

Final week, clients posted pictures on social media displaying menus with out French fries.

The corporate confirmed that it could not offer French fries or potato wedges till the autumn, Reuters is reporting.

Russian customers of Vkusno & Tochka posted photos online showing menus that didn't offer fries or potato wedges.
Russian clients of Vkusno & Tochka posted photographs on-line displaying menus that didn’t provide fries or potato wedges.
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The successor restaurant to McDonald's in Russia has run out of French fries.
The successor restaurant to McDonald’s in Russia has run out of French fries.
REUTERS

It stated that whereas it had for years centered on shopping for components regionally, it was now “not possible to import from markets which may have grow to be short-term suppliers of potatoes.”

“Potatoes will return to the chain’s menu in full firstly of the subsequent harvest 12 months, autumn 2022,” it stated.

McDonald's, the Chicago-based Big Mac maker, pulled up stakes and left Russia due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
McDonald’s, the Chicago-based Huge Mac maker, pulled up stakes and left Russia because of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
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The scarcity highlights the challenges going through Russian companies as sanctions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and provide chain disruptions complicate the import of products.

Vkusno & Tochka’s CEO Oleg Paroev instructed Reuters final month that “a major share” of components had been sourced overseas.

Regardless of Vkusno & Tochka’s issues, Russia’s agriculture ministry stated final week that the potato harvest can be larger than final 12 months’s and that the market was “absolutely provided with potatoes, together with processed potatoes”.

“The brand new crop is now arriving, which guidelines out the potential for a scarcity,” it stated.