DALLAS - Two fast food chains have been going through the same bun and bread problem In-N-Out had earlier this week.
Whataburger and Raising Cane's in North Texas and other areas stopped serving white buns and toast on Wednesday because of a quality control issue with a supplier. The buns tasted bad.
However, the first batch of better buns and bread shipments began arriving in some areas Wednesday night.
San Antonio-based Whataburger said Wednesday that some of its Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas locations are unable to serve burgers on white buns or Texas toast because of an “unbalance in the yeast” that affects the flavor.
The restaurants will remain open and continue to serve burgers on wheat buns or in tortillas.
“We understand this is frustrating to our loyal customers and apologize to those impacted by the shortage. We're happy to make any burger or sandwich using a wheat bun, flour tortilla or bun-less on a platter at no extra charge,” the company said in a statement.
Raising Cane's also announced all of its Texas restaurants are not serving Texas toast due to a bun issue. Customers there can substitute their toast for another side item or an additional chicken finger.
The California-based burger joint said the buns that were delivered to Lone Star State locations did not “meet the quality standards that we demand.”
Both restaurants said they hoped to be serving burgers as usual as soon as possible.
Whataburger extended breakfast service until 1 p.m. because of the crisis.