Venezuela Accuses McDonald's of Cooking the Books, Closes All Restaurants for 48 Hours

The Venezuelan government has ordered all McDonald's restaurants in the country closed for 48 hours for what it calls irregularities in the fast-food chain's financial books.

The country's state news service says the tax agency issued the order. It affects some 115 McDonald's restaurants nationwide.

Agency head Jose David Cabello says authorities found inconsistencies in McDonald's books related to amounts owed in taxes, and ordered the restaurants closed Thursday through Saturday.