You know things are tough in Venezuela when hundreds of local McDonald’s restaurants decide to drop French fries from their menu.
Per the local press, more than 100 McDonald’s establishments in Venezuela have pretty much taken off French fries from their combos, claiming a nationwide shortage of potatoes.
But Venezuelans shouldn’t despair. After all, fries are being replaced by a “Bolivarian menu,” which features yuquitas, a good-enough replacement based on the ubiquitous, certainly more affordable yuca, — and hopefully less deadly than the chemically-altered McDonald’s papitas.
As my grandmother used to say: No sólo de papas fritas vive el hombre. So, stop complaining, have some yuquitas.