The Effects of the New Tomato Prices…

We read that the prices of tomatoes in Q8 are on the rise… we heard that people are boycotting the tomatoes being too expensive and all.

What we didn’t see coming was the effect of the price increase on the “Quality” of our fast food burger! If there is one bonus to ordering a burger from Hardeez or Mcdonalds it’s that they always add one huge crisp and juicy tomato slice in the middle. Same goes for the lettuce. However, when my husband ordered a Hardeez Big Delux for lunch last Friday… and for the first time in our lives… we witnessed the tiniest saddest slice of tomato EVER! It was neither crisp nor very fresh either!!! He had to grab a tomato from the fridge and slice it to add it to the burger!

What’s up with that? We know the prices of tomatoes have increased but seriously?! That sad excuse for a tomato slice?! What is happening!!!

Have you noticed other restaurants reducing the amount of tomatoes in their dishes?!

13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Purgatory on October 10, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Good, I do not like tomatoes in my burger.


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  3. OMG thats hilarious! How much are the tomatoes for? I saw something on Scoop the guy was saying its 1.5 KD for alsa7ara?


  4. loool…


  5. Posted by Kinz on October 11, 2010 at 7:27 AM

    All food prices are booming and our salaries aren’t keeping up with inflation. The fast food joints have to keep within a certain price range or lose business, many times the only way to do this is skimp on portions. I’m always disappointed when the burger in the wrapper looks nothing like the one on the telly. I have since developed some very tasty home burger recipes and find I’m able to enjoy them better this way.


    • Posted by danderma on October 11, 2010 at 9:38 AM

      It’s not only the portion… it’s the quality of the tomatoe… the tomatoes with raised prices are local tomatoes and as far as i am concerned they were never used in the sandwich because… well they looked and tasted like the slice we had… they usually use the big plump crisp tomatoes that i am guessing they source from abroad… so if the local tomatoe prices were on the rise because of farmers trouble in Q8… why are they using these tomatoes and skimping on their portions instead of using their usual tomatoes?

      and it was neither crisp nor very fresh 😦


  6. loooooool 7aram 😦
    and btw im so sorry to say that but the meat BARELY LOOKS LIKE A MEAT !!


  7. Posted by Kinz on October 12, 2010 at 2:13 AM

    Were they invaded by sabateurs from Mac Donald’s? That tomato is so anemic looking, I would think someone dropped it on the burger on the way to throwing out the trash. Did they think no one would notice? Terrible!


    • Posted by danderma on October 12, 2010 at 11:38 AM

      I think they thought we wouldnt notice… many people wouldn’t open their burgers to add extra ketchup… i think they would bite and bite till they reach the tomatoe and bam there it goes in one bite :p


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