McDonald’s runs out of French fries in Venezuela

A customer glances at a McDonalds' banner menu showing a burger accompanied by arepas or corn cakes, instead of fries, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. McDonald’s franchises in Venezuela have run out of potatoes and are now serving South American alternatives like deep-fried arepas or yuca, a starchy tuberous root. The franchisers are blaming a contract dispute with West Coast dock workers for halting the export of frozen fries to the country. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac?