McDonalds are reportedly unable to serve milkshakes in any of its UK restaurants due to supply issues caused by the shortage of HGV lorry drivers.
A lack of EU workers due to new post-brexit immigration rules and staff having to self-isolate due to COVID are also contributing to the problem.
The fast food chain, which has 1,200 premises across the country said they were “working hard to return these items to the menu as soon as possible”.
Speaking to the Independent newspaper, a spokesperson for McDonalds said: “Like most retailers, we are currently experiencing some supply chain issues, impacting the availability of a small number of products.
“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.”
It’s the latest supply problem affecting UK businesses due to the continued shortage of HGV drivers.
Last week Nandos had to close a number of restaurants after running out of chicken. KFC have also warned that it was unable to stock some items on its menu.
Dairy company ARLA, who supply the majority of supermarkets with milk as well as owning major brands such as Cravendale and Skyr, has had to cut back on supermarket milk deliveries to a shortage of drivers.
Last week the UK Government announced it was increasing the number of DVSA driving examiners to speed up and increase the number of vocational driving tests to address the lorry driver shortage.
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