McDonald's Co. (Japan) will put medium- and large-size french fries back on the menu as planned on Friday after their sales were suspended for a week due to a potato shortage.

"(The suspension) caused a great deal of trouble to our customers," McDonald's said Thursday in a statement. "We will continue to cooperate with importers and suppliers to ensure stable procurement."

Sales will resume from 10:30 a.m. on Friday, according to the burger chain, which was forced to offer fries only in small sizes as potato imports from North America were delayed due to flooding near a Vancouver port and a worldwide logistics disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The suspension from last Friday took place at about 2,900 stores nationwide.

Supplied photo shows McDonald's small-size french fries. (Kyodo)


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