Thursday, July 21, 2016

McDonald’s Venezuela Stops Selling Big Macs On Bread Shortage

Here's the latest in the socialist government caused inflation and shortages.

McDonald’s Corp.’s largest franchisee has had to stop selling the Big Mac in Venezuela as it can’t source the bread it needs to make the famous sandwich, reports Bloomberg.

Buenos Aires-based Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc., which operates more than 2,000 McDonald’s restaurants throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, said on Thursday that the problem was temporary and that other menu options were available.

“McDonald’s Venezuela is working to resolve this temporary situation,” Daniel Schleiniger, a spokesman for Arcos Dorados, said in an e-mailed response to questions. “Together with our supplier, we are evaluating the best options that will allow us to continue serving high quality food to our customers.”

Shortages of everything from rice to toilet paper have worsened over the past several months in Venezuela, with reports of looting and protests on the rise.

Economics 101 tells you that hyperinflation coupled with price controls will cause such shortages.

Will the economically ignorant call for price controls in the United States when price inflation accelerates here?


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