potato shortage

Japan’s Mini Stop rolls out “Addictive Kitchen” hash browns to satisfy Japan’s “potato refugees”

McDonald’s Japan potato shortage continues to be an opportunity for competitors using local growers.

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French fry war escalates with a 300-percent larger Bucket Potato from Ministop convenience stores

More salt in the very salty wounds of McDonald’s.

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As McDonald’s Japan restricts French fry sales, rival boosts its fry sizes by 25 percent, for free

”We’ve got potatoes!” Yokohama-based burger chain wants everyone to know.

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Hash browns disappear from McDonald’s Japan branches as country’s potato shortage continues

Supply line troubles between Japan and North America rob fans of breakfast bliss.

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McDonald’s Japan’s French fry rationing extended for about another month

Good news for those with resolutions to lose weight.

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McDonald’s Japan to suspend sales of medium and large-size fries for one week

Importation issues are causing a shortage of McDonald’s fries.

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Burger chain Lotteria trolls McDonald’s Japan’s potato shortage with pithy sign

Earlier this week, we reported that McDonald’s Japan is in the middle of a potato shortage, causing them to halt sales of medium and large-size fries. Even the meal sets will come with a measly small fries, though thankfully at a discounted price.

Rival chain Lotteria is happily pouring salt in the wound by using McDonald’s hardships to market their own fried spuds. See if you can spot the recent addition to their menu after the jump.

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