KFC swaps lettuce with cabbage in burgers because price has rocketed so much

KFC is now putting cabbage in its burgers and wraps in Australia due to a chronic shortage of lettuce.

Fans of the Colonel were told to expect a mixture of lettuce and cabbage in their favourite dishes after floods destroyed lettuce crops.

Australia, like so many countries around the world, is struggling with soaring prices of everyday food items.

Photos of single lettuces on sale for 10 Australian dollars (£5.72) are now commonplace on social media.

That is three times the usual price.

KFC Australia said: ‘Due to the recent floods in New South Wales and Queensland we’re currently experiencing a lettuce shortage.

‘So, we’re using a lettuce and cabbage blend on all products containing lettuce until further notice.’

They added: ‘If that’s not your bag, simply click “Customise” on your chosen product and remove Lettuce from the Recipe.’

It may sound off-putting for chicken lovers down under, but it is still a way off the mass panic at the great KFC chicken shortage of 2018.

Hard-up Brits had to go to one of those rare chicken shops on the high street after more than 600 branches were forced to close.

It got so bad some Londoners called 999 to demand the police sort out the crisis.

Frustrated police officers in Tower Hamlets tweeted at the time: ‘Please do not contact us about the #KFCCrisis – it is not a police matter if your favourite eatery is not serving the menu that you desire.’

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