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Man Is 'Distraught' After Finding Out About The McDonald's Milkshake Shortage

Stewart Perrie

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Man Is 'Distraught' After Finding Out About The McDonald's Milkshake Shortage

Featured Image Credit: ITV

A British bloke has opened up about how devastated he is about the nationwide milkshake shortage at McDonald's.

The lack of 'shakes' has been caused by a combination of the changes in immigration rules with Brexit, a shortage of lorry drivers, and Covid-19 restrictions, which is resulting in supplies getting held up at the UK border.

While covering the story, ITV spoke to people in Scotland about how the shortage was impacting them.

One person explained how they were 'disappointed' and would have to trek to a nearby ice cream shop to get his milkshake fix.

Others were visibly annoyed at the conundrum, however there was one bloke who said he was well and truly 'distraught' at the situation.

Reacting to the answer, people on social media have called the situation over the top and not worthy of national attention.

However, try and tell that to the people who adore and love their Maccies milkshakes.

A McDonald's spokesperson told Sky News: "Like most retailers, we are currently experiencing some supply chain issues, impacting the availability of a small number of products," the company said.

"Bottled drinks and milkshakes are temporarily unavailable in restaurants across England, Scotland and Wales."

"We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank our customers for their continued patience. We are working hard to return these items to the menu as soon as possible."

Logistics UK, which represents freight firms, and the British Retail Consortium, said in a letter to the government that a 'current shortfall of around 90,000 HGV drivers is placing unsustainable pressure on retailers and their supply chains'.

"While there was a shortage of HGV drivers prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, these two events have exacerbated the situation," they explained.

"The pandemic halted driver training and testing for more than 12 months, while an estimated 25,000 EU drivers returned home during the pandemic and following the end of the transition period."

The effects of Brexit, lack of lorry drivers and Covid-19 first hit KFC, which ran out of chicken, and then was followed by Nando's, which had to close 50 restaurants last week due to the shortages.

Topics: UK News, News, McDonald's

Stewart Perrie
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