Travis Scott meal causing shortage of McDonalds quarter pounders due to high demand

 masslive.com  09/16/2020 21:35:15   Tom Matthews | tmatthews@masslive.com

The Travis Scott meal has been on the McDonalds menu for less than two weeks, but its already causing the popular fast-food restaurant to experience ingredient shortages, CNBC reports.

McDonalds released the collaboration with the Houston rapper last week, and caused an uproar on social media.

The new $6 meal is a combo of Travis Scotts three favorite menu items: a quarter pounder with cheese, medium fries with barbecue sauce and a Sprite soda with ice. The signature ingredients on the burger are lettuce and bacon, Scotts favorite toppings, McDonalds says.

According to CNBC, the meal has been in such high demand that it is causing several McDonalds locations across the country to experience shortages of several ingredients included in the special meal.

In response, McDonalds is temporarily controlling the supply of the meals quarter pounder beef, bacon, slivered onions and shredded lettuce ingredients. And instead of locations placing orders with the supply chain based on demand, McDonalds is sending the meals ingredients to restaurants based on internal calculations, CNBC reports.

Were working closely with our suppliers, distributors and franchisees to resupply impacted restaurants as quickly as possible, McDonalds USA said in a statement to CNBC. Stay tuned and dont worry, weve got more surprises from Cactus Jack coming soon.

Travis Scott, a.k.a. Cactus Jack, has officially become the second celebrity in the history of the McDonalds brand to have a special item named after them on the menu, following only NBA legend Michael Jordan.

The Houston rapper is famous for wild live performances, Billboard 200 top charting albums Rodeo and Astroworld and his popular ad-libs Its lit and Straight up.

Scott has also collaborated with major brands including Fortnite, Nike and General Mills in the past.

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