McDonald’s milkshake off menu as fast food giant apologizes for supply chain issues in Berkshire

Fast food fans hit like McDonald’s has become the latest restaurant chain to suffer from supply chain issues.

The American company has had to remove milkshakes and bottled drinks from its menu across the country and Berkshire is no exception.

Customers have complained via social media of being turned away from McDonald’s restaurants as a shortage of delivery drivers is said to have bitten the hospitality industry.

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The driver shortage is said to be the consequence of new EU immigration rules and Covid restrictions, as McDonald’s follows Nando’s and KFC in the resulting suffering.

Chicken chain Nando’s was forced to close 50 restaurants last week, while KFC was also unable to stock some items on the menu.

McDonald’s has three restaurants in Reading, as well as five in Slough, two in Bracknell and one in Maidenhead.

There are three more in Newbury and one in Windsor.

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A McDonald’s spokesperson apologized for the inconvenience in a statement: “Like most retailers, we are currently experiencing supply chain issues, affecting the availability of a small number of products.

“Bottled drinks and milkshakes are temporarily unavailable in restaurants in England, Scotland and Wales.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and thank our customers for their continued patience.

“We are working hard to put these items back on the menu as soon as possible.”

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