Some McDonald's diners were disappointed by the limited menu. Zhou Tingting settled for some fries and a banana pie, though she really wanted a hamburger, the 23-year-old student said. "A hamburger restaurant that doesn't have hamburgers; it's pretty funny," said Ms. Zhou. Ms. Zhou said that she's aware of the Shanghai Husi problem but isn't concerned. "McDonald's is still convenient and pretty good," she said.
Ye Chen, a 24-year-old from Beijing, sat with a friend, sipping drinks. "It's just a good thing we'd already eaten," Mr. Ye said.
Shanghai Husi also supplied lettuce, eggs and corn to McDonald's outlets in China.
A McDonald's spokeswoman said she didn't have information on how many of the company's 2,000-plus stores in China are affected. She declined to comment on sales. The company doesn't publicly disclose separate China sales figures.
McDonald's business in Japan has also been affected. McDonald's Holdings Co. Japan Ltd. said Friday it would cut all orders of chicken products from China for its Japanese outlets, saying Shanghai Husi's products made it to 10% of the company's stores in Japan.
Source: Wall Street Journal