McWings are one of the most popular items on the McDonald’s menu in Hong Kong, but the days of ordering a box of of the gluttonous fried chicken are numbered.
The fast food company said on social media Saturday that it is experiencing slowdowns in McWings shipments due to disruptions in the global supply chain.
“Sorry, fans! My ship is delayed. I can’t come to Hong Kong at the moment,” a ship-ful of McWings is illustrated to say in a graphic on Facebook.
In view of the shortage, McDonald’s said it will be discounting their Crispy Thighs, the other fried chicken item on their menu. Two pieces of chicken thighs will now cost HK$11.50 (US$1.50) instead of HK$16.50 (US$2.10).
“Thank goodness I had McWings yesterday,” one McWings fan commented under the Facebook post.
Halfway around the world, McDonald’s is also experiencing shortages of food items due to global supply chain issues amid the pandemic. In the UK, the chain’s beloved milkshakes are off the menu, the supply cuts also partly due to a lack of lorry drivers owing to new immigration rules under Brexit.
Earlier this year, McDonald’s Hong Kong said its supply of breakfast hash browns, arguably one of the chain’s most loved offerings, was being affected by US shipping delays. (At the time, McDonald’s gave customers the option of switching to a corn cup at no extra cost to accommodate the dwindling hash brown supply.)