June 16, 2022 marked a slightly horrific day for all McDonalds lovers in Pakistan. At precisely 8:34pm, McDonalds Pakistan introduced that it’s going to not be serving medium and enormous fries — solely common ones with adjusted costs for medium/massive meals.
The corporate cited a “supply chain issue” nevertheless it didn’t pacify the hungry Pakistanis.
McDonalds was launched in Pakistan in 1998 and ever because it has remained common for its recent and crispy french fries. As we kind this, we are able to solely think about choosing up their iconic purple field with the world-famous yellow arches on the entrance that encase a beneficiant quantity of stiff golden sticks of goodness. One can barely wait to dig in and listen to the satisfying crunch as you chew by way of the crispy outer layer, with salt so generously tossed that you could really feel it leaping onto your tongue with each chew you are taking, and eventually soften away with the fluffy, gentle inside. McDonalds fries are heat, satisfying, and the rationale for half the site visitors close to Karachi’s Seaview on any given weekend night.
The information that giant and medium fries weren’t going to be served induced an uproar on social media for some Pakistanis who solely like upsized parts of greens of the unhealthy type.
Some are going by way of the a number of phases of grief.
For others, it appeared like a blessing in disguise.
Some made positive to have a look at the intense aspect
However some customers on-line had been irritated that after 23 years of operations in Pakistan, McDonalds nonetheless faces “supply chain issues” over fries when there’s an ample progress of potatoes within the nation.
In true desi spirit, some netizens advocated for essentially the most scrumptious fries mankind has ever tasted: the humongous Rs50 recycled packing containers exploding with golden french fry goodness that you could get from the road vendor close to your own home.
All in all, whereas the McDonald’s french fry conundrum might look like a petty first world downside, it compounds on folks’s woes, particularly with the current financial disaster the nation has been dealing with. At a time the place Pakistanis are being requested to chop down their tea consumption and quit pet meals for his or her four-legged-friends (although that has now been reversed), one thing as primary as sacrificing a big serving to of ones favorite french fries might be the straw that broke the camel’s again.
The larger problem to ponder for now’s the import of potatoes, that too for a multinational chain similar to McDonalds that has been working in Pakistan for about 23 years. Agreed, there’s a sure kind of potato used for his or her world-famous fries however there should be one meals provider in Pakistan that meets their necessities. What’s worse is that this problem has arisen regardless of there being an extra in manufacturing of potatoes in Punjab this 12 months.