McDonald’s does not have enough potatoes – level 1

12-01-2022 15:00

McDonald’s is a fast-food chain. The company has about 2,900 restaurants in Japan. Now, it has a big problem with potatoes.

Japanese McDonald’s get potatoes from Canada. Now floods and snow storms are in Canada. Companies cannot transport the things which they make. The sea is dangerous. Ships must travel slowly. All these things mean that Mc Donald’s in Japan do not have enough potatoes.

Now the company is selling only some fries. This situation will last one month. The same thing happens in December, too.

McDonald’s customers are not happy. The company sells its hamburgers for a lower price right now.

Difficult words: fast-food chain (many similar restaurants which belong to one company, and they sell things like hamburgers and fries), transport (to take people or things from one place to another), customer (a person who buys things).

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