‘As a sign of the apocalypse’

The price of salads in Australia has increased by up to 300% in recent months, forcing the world-famous fast-food chain to adjust the recipe at some stores.

“We’ve been experiencing a lettuce shortage recently. So we’re using a mix of lettuce and cabbage for all of our lettuce-infused products until further notice.“, said KFC.

According to KFC, widespread flooding in eastern Australia is to blame for the current situation.

However, supply chain expert Flavio Macau of Edith Cowan University believes that the Russia-Ukraine conflict is also one of the factors pushing up oil and fertilizer prices.

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KFC’s decision to adjust the menu made many customers angry. (Photo: MS)

An American lettuce in Sydney and Melbourne that previously sold for $2 has skyrocketed to almost $8.

Despite the explanation from KFC, some customers said it was difficult for them to accept the fact that the recipe of some dishes was changed.

“The fact that they replaced the salad with cabbage made me rethink my meal at KFC.” a Twitter account commented.

“It feels like a sign of the apocalypse,” another said.

Australia in April recorded the highest quarterly and annual inflation increases in 21 years.

According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the country’s consumer price index (CPI) in the first quarter of 2022 increased by 2.1% and increased by 5.1% in a year. According to Michelle Marquardt, head of ABS’s pricing statistics department, this is the highest increase since the value-added tax (GST) was introduced in the country in July 2000.

ABS said the increase in the consumer price index (CPI) was due to a shortage of workers, high transportation costs while people’s demand was growing strongly.

The rising consumer price index is causing inflation in Australia to exceed the government’s expectations. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said that inflation increased by 1.4% in the first quarter of 2022, bringing inflation for the year to 3.7%.

In a public address on the country’s macroeconomic situation, Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg noted the current high levels of inflation as a reminder that Australians live in a complex environment. and lots of changes.

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