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Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan

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Potato shortages are putting McDonald's customers in on an unsolicited diet.

McDonald's is now only offering small servings of fries in Japan due to a fry shortage in the country, reports Kotaku. The shortage is due to ongoing labor contract disputes with dockworkers on the of the U.S.

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The shortage has been a months-long problem for the fry-loving country. One Japanese chain said it planned to fly in around 200 tons of fries to avoid running out, reported earlier in December.

The shortage is coming at a particularly bad time for McDonald's, which is currently struggling to increase sales in following an expired meat scandal in July. Last week, McDonald's reported that sales in Asia/Pacific, and were down 4 percent in November, with especially poor performance in Japan and

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