DES PLAINES, IL - APRIL 14: The "Speedee" McDonald's sign is seen at the McDonald's USA First Store Museum April 14, 2005 in Des Plaines, Illinois. The McDonald's museum is a recreation of the first McDonald's restaurant opened at this location by founder Ray Kroc on April 15, 1955. The original red and white tiled restaurant was finally torn down in 1984 and the present facility was built according to the original blueprints with some modifications to accommodate visitors and staff. The customer service and food preparation areas contain original equipment and the all male crew is represented by mannequins dressed in the 1955 uniform of dark trousers, white shirts, aprons and paper hats. McDonald's will mark their 50th anniversary with an opening of a new restaurant in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
The shake machine isn’t broken at McDonald’s in England, Scotland, and Wales, it’s just empty. The chain says they’re running low on shakes and bottled drinks at 1,250 of their locations in those countries due to what they’re calling “supply chain issues.”
A shortage of truck drivers is causing problems for a wide range of businesses in the region, with many having problems getting supplies. McDonald’s is dealing with the shortage the only way it can, by taking some items off the menu.