Some restaurants may serve products with little or no lettuce

South Korea: McDonald's again hard-pressed to secure ingredients

McDonald's Korea is struggling once again to secure sufficient amounts of lettuce for its burgers. On Tuesday, McDonald's Korea posted a notification on its website saying: "Some restaurants may serve products with little or no lettuce due to unstable lettuce supply caused by weather events. In these cases, a free drink coupon that can be redeemed in our restaurants will be provided with your order."

A company's spokesman said local firms have been unable to produce enough lettuce in recent weeks due to Typhoon Hinnamnor and other unfavorable weather conditions. Last year, McDonald's failed to secure a stable supply of potatoes and tomatoes.

Mow, the Korean unit of the world's largest fast food chain said it is preparing countermeasures to cope with the same issue in the future, but declined to reveal details. "We cannot give much details, but we are currently coming up with a confirmatory method to supply vegetables stably in the country," the official said.


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