McDonald’s suspends sales of Big Macs due to food shortage


McDonald's burgers (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) McDonald’s in Venezuela, said that they suspended sales of Big Macs in the country due to the escalating food crisis.

Arcos Dorados, which is the company that operates the Mcdonald’s restaurant in the country, said that the decision was made after the bakeries were no longer able to supply the them with enough bread.

A spokesperson for Arcos Dorados, said that the company was working to find a solution to the problem, but cannot give any time frame when the Big Macs will return to the restaurants.

The company believes that they will be able to sell the Quarter Pounder and the McNifica, as long as the food crisis doesn’t get worse.

Last year, McDonald's stopped selling French fries due to a potato shortage.

President Nicolas Maduro is blaming plunging oil prices for the sharp economic turn down, but opposition leaders are blaming the failed socialist model introduced by former president Hugo Chavez.