KFC Australia says its supply chain has been hit by floods that have destroyed the lettuce crop. That means it’s had to swap lettuce for cabbage in its lineup of burgers and wraps
KFC has been forced to put cabbage in its burgers and wraps in Australia instead of lettuce.
The fried chicken chain says its supply chain was hit by floods that destroyed the lettuce crop.
On its website, KFC Australia said: “Due to the recent flooding in NSW [New South Wales] and QLD [Queensland] We currently have a lettuce shortage.
“That’s why we’re using a lettuce and cabbage mix for all products that contain lettuce until further notice.”
“If that’s not your bag, just click ‘adjust’ on your selected product and remove lettuce from the recipe,” it added.
Customers have reacted to the replacement on social media.
One person tweeted: “I bought an Endeavor Hills @KFCAustralia fillet burger today and 50% of the salad was cabbage.”
Another said: “The fact that you’re replacing lettuce with cabbage makes me reconsider my entire meal at KFC. There are four or five other things I would eat before cabbage.”
A third tweeted: “Hey @KFCAustralia instead of substituting cabbage for lettuce consider using hash browns instead.”
Shoppers across Australia have complained about huge hikes in fresh fruit and vegetable prices, largely due to flooding, the war in Ukraine and lockdowns in China.
Some amazed customers have posted photos online of salads costing over AUD$10 (£5.72).
In better news for KFC, the fast-food giant has revealed plans to open new restaurants or relocate existing branches in 500 locations across the UK.
KFC has listed hundreds of locations on its website for new locations to open — with plans for more large restaurants and drive-thrus.
The restaurant chain also wants to open more travel hubs at airports and street stations, as well as “small-box” locations that fit in 1,000 square feet in high-rise pedestrian malls.
Since this is just a wish list of locations where KFC plans to expand, there’s no guarantee that restaurants will definitely show up in every new location.
On KFC’s website, the fast-food giant says, “We’re looking for over 500 locations.”
It then invites developers to get in touch if they have a space that might be of interest, saying the company will pay £20,000 “for any approved launches”.
According to the company, drive-thru sites are the most popular type and can be built into vacant sites larger than 0.3 acres. Existing building conversions are also taken into account.
Meanwhile, the restaurant options that cannot accommodate drive-throughs are being considered.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/kfc-swaps-lettuce-cabbage-burger-27166881 KFC is swapping lettuce for cabbage in its burgers and wraps - and fans are confused