Australia’s prime minister joked that he would meet with senior officials on Thursday to discuss soaring lettuce prices and local KFCs’ decision to replace leafy greens with cabbage medley on their Zinger Burgers.
Calling the fast food chain’s decision “crazy”, centre-left leader Anthony Albanese called the situation a national “crisis”.
Lettuce prices have soared by up to 300% in Australian cities thanks to recent flooding and high global fuel prices.
A single head of iceberg lettuce that once sold for around $2 now costs nearly $8 in Sydney and Melbourne.
As a result, KFC announced to Australian customers that it would reduce the lettuce content of its products in favor of a 50-50 lettuce-cabbage mix.
“Cabbage is not the same as lettuce. It’s just not true,” Albanese told Sydney’s KIIS FM radio.
“I’ll put him on the list for the Cabinet meeting today. Cabbage-gate.”
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