Entire country runs out of McDonald's cheeseburgers, Big Macs

·News Reporter
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The famous Golden Arches have dimmed in Fiji without a beef patty product in sight.

McDonald’s has been forced to publicly announce on Wednesday that it's run out of stock due to global shipping issues.

As a result, some of its biggest ticket items are now off the menu across the country including the Big Mac, Cheeseburger, Quarter Pounder and McFeast – while it’ll be an unHappy Meal for the fast food chain’s littlest fans, without a Cheeseburger included.

McDonald’s Fiji took to Facebook to break the news to its “valued customers”.

“Please note the unavailability of beef patty products at our restaurants till further notice,” it said.

“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

McDonald's Fiji's Facebook post (left) and a McDonald's burger (right)
McDonald's Fiji has issued an apology to customers as it waits for an emergency shipment to arrive from New Zealand. Source: Facebook/AAP

Damon Gregg, Operations Manager for McDonald’s Fiji, said there’s been a massive hold up in stock arriving.

“The container ships have been late loading and late leaving so that’s the key issue behind it,” he told FBC News.

As a result, the company has resorted to airfreight of frozen stocks from New Zealand.

McDonald’s is hoping to resolve the issue by Friday when the airfreight container of frozen beef stock is delivered.

Apologising for the limited menu, Mr Gregg said they wanted to let their customers know as soon as possible.

“We understand it’s very frustrating for the customers to come in, expect something and not get it,” he said.

“So we’re just trying to lessen the frustration on our customers.”

It comes just two weeks after McDonald's Fiji announced they had run out of chicken nuggets due to shipping delays.

A staff member cooks burgers
As part of the nationwide shortage in Fiji, there will be no beef patty burgers on the menu. Source: Getty

Macca's hit with shortages worldwide

The global freight crisis has hit McDonald’s stores across the world.

Late last year, McDonald’s Japan was forced to pause sales of medium and large sized portions of its fries due to a potato shortage.

The company said it was seeing delays in potato shipments due to supply chain issues caused by the pandemic.

Meanwhile, McDonald’s stores across the UK were made to ratio the amount of tomatoes used in its burgers and salads amid food shortages in Europe.

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