An unusually cold and wet potato harvest season may lead to a French fry shortage in the US
CNN – Steve Nicholson – December 3, 2019
Consumers will likely not see higher prices for French fries, despite a weak potato harvest. “Fast food restaurants look at that menu board as sacrosanct,” Senior Grains & Oilseeds Analyst Steve Nicholson tells CNN. “They don’t want to change that menu board unless they absolutely have to.” He adds that prices for French fries could go up in other places, like local bars, casual dining chains and the produce and frozen aisles at grocery stores.