Due to a lettuce shortage, KFC fans have been told to be prepared for their favourite foods to undergo some minor modifications.
Over the past few weeks, there has been a significant shortage of the leafy green due, in large part, to the weather.
A large portion of the crops in New South Wales and Queensland have been destroyed due to the floods.
Because of this and the general increase in the price of food, the world’s largest fast food chain, KFC, was compelled to make some adjustments.
During this time of severe lettuce and cabbage shortages, it is possible that some KFC restaurants in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, the ACT, and Tasmania will serve a combination of the two vegetables.
“This means you may see a temporary blend of lettuce and cabbage throughout KFC restaurants in NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT and TAS during these shortages. If that’s not your bag, simply click ‘Customise’ on your chosen product and remove Lettuce from the recipe.
“We’re working with our multiple suppliers to provide them with support, but we do expect disruptions to continue in the coming days.“
It is the most recent adjustment in a series of swaps that KFC has been forced to make as a result of problems with its supply chain.
Due to a lack of available chicken, businesses had to cut back on the number of dishes they offered on their menus in January.
“Due to supplier issues, we have no original chicken, zingers, fillets or wings. Please refer to sold-out stickers for available items,” a sign read.
As a result of the epidemic and the close contact restrictions, supply networks were thrown into complete disorder.
The shortage occurred at around the same time that the limitations were lifted, which meant that more people were getting infected with COVID and needed to isolate themselves.
Now, due to the pandemic, international border closures have led to a scarcity of seasonal employees, close contact rules have destroyed the workforce, and the war in Ukraine has sent costs, notably gasoline for truck drivers, rising.
As a result, the cost of food has gone up; statistics that were published by the ABS earlier this year revealed that the cost of food had grown by 4.3% from the previous year to the month of March.
According to Rabobank, the price increase was the largest year-over-year rise in food prices inflation since 2011.
Michael Harvey, a senior analyst at Rabobank, stated that horticulture was a key contribution to the hikes in food costs. According to Harvey, vegetable prices have increased by 6.6% year on year, and fruit prices have increased by 4.9%.