McDonald’s apologises after IT outage shuts restaurants worldwide but rules out cybersecurity attack

McDonald’s customers say they have been turned away from restaurants around the world, including in the UK, after the fast food chain was hit by major IT problems.

British diners have complained about restaurants being shut, despite many being able to place orders through the company’s app.

McDonald’s Japan has halted all operations at most of its 3,000 stores due to a system disruption, while the company’s Australia spokesperson told the Guardian newspaper it was aware of an outage affecting its outlets.

The New York Times said McDonald’s Hong Kong was also experiencing a “computer system failure” – with mobile ordering and self-ordering kiosks not functioning.

Sky News has contacted McDonald’s for comment.

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