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Martyn Fisher

BY MARTYN FISHER

Saturday 24th January 2015, 00:33 Hong Kong

KFC unable to cash in on selling chips in Japan

Industrial strikes by dock-workers in the United States have made it difficult for Japan to secure a steady supply of chips

KFC unable to cash in on selling chips in Japan

Flickr: Mike Mozart

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Fast food chain KFC is the latest business in Japan to be blighted by the Asian nation's potato shortage.

Industrial strikes by dock-workers on the west coast of the United States have made it difficult for Japan to secure a steady supply of chips due to disrupted or cancelled shipments.

McDonald’s has also had to start rationing its servings over the last six weeks.

KFC Japan said in a statement: “The company will halt the sales of potatoes temporarily until a stable supply becomes available."

The chain is currently advertising meals with coleslaw instead of chips on its website.

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