You won’t find one of the most well-recognized fast food sandwiches in Venezuela anymore.
McDonald’s Big Mac, the double-stacked burger that’s become synonymous with the fast food restaurant chain itself, won’t be sold in Venezuela for the time being, according to an Agence France-Presse report.
The fast food mogul is no longer able to source the defining slice of bread that divides the two meat patties, the AFP reported.
“McDonald’s Venezuela is working to resolve this temporary situation,” Daniel Schleiniger, a spokesman for Arcos Dorados, which operates McDonald’s restaurants throughout Latin America and the Caribbean
“Together with our supplier, we are evaluating the best options that will allow us to continue serving high quality food to our customers. For the moment, we offer other menu options such as the Quarter Pounder, CBO and McNífica, among others.”
Venezuelans are used to seeing their favourites vanish from the McDonald’s menu. In January 2015, a number of franchises ran out of potatoes, making restaurants scramble to replace the French fries with less desirable yuca fries. The standard potato fries made their way back to the menu at the end of 2015, along with a much loftier price tag.
This all manifests from a greater problem in the country; the continuous decline of Venezuela’s economic and political situations has led to huge shortages of goods and food over the last few months.