Jan 24, 2015

KFC Japan runs out of fries, halts sales

Kentucky Fried Chicken in Japan stops selling fries as a U.S. labor dispute that has crimped vital West Coast potato exports takes another bite out of Japan's fast food market.

Jan 8, 2015

Metal fry fragment accusation joins list of McDonald's woes

As McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) reels from a string of food safety incidents, authorities in Kagoshima Prefecture revealed Thursday they a report was received in August last year about a metal fragment found in french fries sold at one of the burger chain’s stores. ...

McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

Jan 7, 2015

McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac? Venezuela’s more than 100 McDonald’s franchises have run out of potatoes and are serving alternatives like deep-fried “arepa” flatbreads or yuca, a starchy staple of traditional South American cooking. McDonald’s is blaming a contract ...

Jan 5, 2015

McDonald's Japan hit by more nugget woes

McDonald’s Japan said Monday it was facing more chicken nugget woes after a customer found a piece of vinyl inside the popular menu item. The company said the foreign object was discovered at an outlet in Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, in a nugget sourced from ...

Dec 26, 2014

McDonald's Japan announces French fry fix

McDonald’s Co. (Japan) said Friday that large servings of French fries will resume on Jan. 5 thanks to a recovery in its inventory. The company started limiting orders to small servings nationwide on Dec. 17 after a port workers’ strike on the U.S. West ...

McDonald's turns outlet into 'Yokai Watch' hamburger joint

Oct 30, 2014

McDonald's turns outlet into 'Yokai Watch' hamburger joint

McDonald’s Co. (Japan) has decked out an outlet in Tokyo’s Odaiba district to make it look like a hamburger shop that appears in the megahit “Yokai Watch” anime and game series. The special decor, which will remain in place until Nov. 11, features scores ...

Oct 8, 2014

McDonald's Japan warns of first net loss in 11 years

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) said it will swing into the red for the first time in 11 years this year after sales suffered in the midst of a scandal involving expired meat used by a Chinese supplier. The company now expects to incur a ...

Aug 8, 2014

Food safety without borders

Recent revelations that a food maker in Shanghai supplied fast-food and retail chains, including some in Japan, with expired and moldy meat came as another reminder that the issue of food safety does not stop at national borders.