McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela, switches to deep-fried yuca root

January 6, 2015 4:30 PM

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CARACAS, Venezuela – Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca (YOO-kuh) with that Big Mac?

Venezuela's more than 100 McDonald's franchises have run out of potatoes and are now serving alternatives like deep-fried arepa flatbreads or yuca, a starchy staple of the country's traditional cooking.

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