McDonald’s continue to face some difficulties in the year 2021. The fast-food giant has to pull milkshakes and bottled drinks off of its menu in the United Kingdom. Almost all 1,300 restaurants have stopped serving milkshakes because of supply chain issues. Also, Brexit-related staff shortages continue to slam companies. “Just like most of the other retailers, we too are experiencing issues related to supply chain. This has impacted the availability of some products here. This is why milkshakes and bottled drinks are currently unavailable in our restaurants across the United Kingdom,” a McDonald’s spokesperson said in a statement.
Apologizing for any inconvenience to customers, McDonald’s said that it working hard to bring back these items to the menu. “We are thankful to our customers for their continued patience. We are doing everything possible to bring back these items to the menu as soon as possible,” the spokesperson added. The Covid-19 pandemic and staff shortages have created a lot of problems for these retailers. The latest to join the list is McDonald’s (MCD). Several other companies in Britain have been facing these problems. The shortage of truck drivers is another issue faced by these companies. According to the Road Haulage Association, Britain is currently short of around 100,000 drivers.
Last week, Nando’s had to close around 45 restaurants in Britain because of a shortage of poultry. KFC too has said that supply chain issues have made it difficult for it to stock some menu items. Supermarkets are also complaining about the shortage of some products. In a bid to improve the situation, the British government has given some temporary relaxation on the number of hours drivers can work. To ease the shortage of workers, the UK government has also relaxed quarantine rules that earlier required people to isolate if they come into contact with a coronavirus infected person. Under the new rule, fully vaccinated people no longer need to isolate in such situations.