When will McDonald’s milkshakes be back in UK stores? Business News

McDonald’s was unable to specify when its signature milkshakes will be back on the menu, but simply said they are working to make them “as soon as possible”.

The fast food chain is running out of milkshakes and bottled drinks at all of its 1,250 UK outlets after being hit by supply chain shortages.

A spokesperson for the retailer said The independent in a statement: “We are currently experiencing supply chain issues, impacting the availability of a small number of products. Bottled drinks and milkshakes are temporarily unavailable at restaurants in England, Scotland and Wales.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and thank our customers for their continued patience. We are working hard to get these items back on the menu as soon as possible.”

Dairy giant Arla has confirmed The independent yesterday they were asked to stop providing milkshake mixes to McDonald’s after the fast food outlet had to prioritize other items on its menu for delivery.

A spokesperson for Arla said: “We are working closely with McDonald’s to ensure we are supporting them in their management of the supply chain issues facing retailers across the UK.

“We can confirm that we have been asked to temporarily halt our UK production of the McDonald’s milkshake blend while McDonald’s seeks to secure the supply of its larger menu.

“We are ready to support McDonald’s as soon as milkshakes return to the menu.”

Dedicated fans of the restaurant chain have been devastated by the shortage of milkshakes.

A customer said on social media on Monday: “I just went to McDonald’s – they don’t have milkshakes and the soft drinks ‘could be flat’. What’s going on nn ?!”

Another told an ITV film crew he was “devastated” after going to a McDonald’s to find there were no milkshakes.

A disappointed fan shared a picture of her ordering attempt online, with “sold out” displayed next to each milkshake flavor.

The shortage of products is due to a lack of truck drivers and the resulting lack of space in transport vehicles.

An updated statement from the chain said it was “working hard” to limit the impact of the supply chain crisis on deliveries and customers and that it had removed certain items from its menus for the moment.

A spokesperson for the company said: “As noted, a number of issues are currently impacting retailers in the UK, including the nationwide shortage of heavy truck drivers.”

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This notice was published: 2021-08-25 11:50:02

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