Credits By: Business Insider
Following a significant price increase, Burger King claims to have eliminated tomatoes from their menu items at Indian shops.
The fast food restaurant company claimed that “unpredictable conditions on the quality and supply of tomato crops” were the reason behind their choice.
Following McDonald’s, the burger restaurant is the second in the nation to remove the item from its menu.
According to experts, crop loss brought on by unfavorable weather has resulted in a market shortage.
Earlier this week, as India’s food inflation reached its highest level since January 2020, US sandwich brand Subway likewise eliminated tomatoes from its menus, according to Reuters.
Even the free cheese slices that the eatery had been giving out with the sandwiches for years were discontinued.
Since the monsoon rains interrupted agriculture and supply networks in July, the price of basics has risen in India, with the tomato reaching a height of 250 rupees ($3; £2.37) per kilo.
Although tomato prices have decreased, India started importing tomatoes from its neighbor Nepal earlier this month to address the supply shortage.
In the northern states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, as well as the nation’s capital Delhi, these are being sold for 50 rupees a kilogram.
On Wednesday, Burger King published a new section titled “Why are there no tomatoes in my burgers?” on its official website in India.
The restaurant business declared that its Indian franchisee adhered to “very high standards of quality” and that tomatoes will soon be back on the menu.
It continued, “Until then, we ask for your patience and understanding.”
Additionally, most McDonald’s locations in northern and eastern India stopped serving tomatoes last month.
The king of fast food claimed that the choice was made due to worries about quality rather than a price increase.