At Burger King, guests are now required to do without one ingredient
With quality no longer guaranteed and supplies uncertain, Burger King branches in India are now doing away with an ingredient. They do the same as McDonald’s and Subway.
Now Burger King guests in India have to eat a hamburger with one ingredient less.
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There is a shortage of tomatoes across the country. After McDonald’s and Subway have already taken this measure, Burger King has now also decided to temporarily dispense with tomatoes.
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After McDonald’s and Subway, Burger King in India is also removing tomatoes from their burgers.
Due to the unpredictability of quality and replenishment, now the fast food chain has decided to take this step.
As a countermeasure, the Minister of Finance lifted import restrictions from the neighboring country.
Fried pie stuffed with sesame bread, garnished with cucumber slices, onion rings, lettuce and tomato slices. This is how you find out what is probably the most famous hamburger Burger King. One of these ingredients has been missing in India since Thursday.
After McDonald’s and Subway, Burger King in India has also made a cut tomatoes in the burger. “Even tomatoes need a holiday!” read a banner at a branch in the capital, New Delhi, on Thursday.
This is why tomatoes stagnate
The reason for this is the sharp rise in fruit prices in the country due to inflation and a poor harvest. Burger King explained that the quality and supply of tomatoes is “unpredictable” at the moment. This is why the chain is “unable to add tomatoes to our dishes”. But Burger King is doing its best to “put the tomatoes back in the burger.”
Fast-food rival McDonald’s had already cut tomatoes in July — “a temporary measure for seasonal reasons,” as it was called. Subway followed soon after and cited “quality problems” as the cause.
Lifting import restrictions from the neighboring country
India’s central bank also issued a statement on the topic of tomatoes last week. She said that the prices of fruits have increased due to bad weather and disease outbreaks in the country’s main growing areas. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government has lifted restrictions on tomato imports from neighboring Nepal.
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