18 August 2023
Soaring vegetable prices after a bad harvest have prompted Burger King's Indian outlets to take tomatoes off their menu items, following in the footsteps of other fast food giants.
The burger franchise has operated across India since 2014. McDonald's said in July it was taking tomatoes off its menus as a temporary measure due to seasonal issues.
Last week, India's central bank warned that higher food prices had impacted household budgets and were expected to get worse.
It added that tomato prices had soared after bad weather and pest attacks in major production belts. Indian Finance Minister said the government had removed import restrictions to source tomatoes from neighbouring Nepal to help ease pressure on food prices.
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