Only small fries with that? McDonald's in Japan is limiting the serving size of fries as stocks of spuds run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast.
McDonald's began rationing its fries Wednesday morning. It said prolonged labor negotiations with port workers on the West Coast have made it difficult to meet demand despite an emergency airlift of 1,000 tons of spuds and an extra shipment from the U.S. East Coast by sea.
Frozen french fries — ready for the deep-fryer — are a leading U.S. export.