Hold The Tomato

There’s a major tomato shortage in India, and a bunch of fast-food chains there have had to eliminate the fruit from their products. Monsoons and record high temperatures killed off a lot of the crop there, and prices of tomatoes jumped 450%. Burger King is the latest chain to stop offering tomatoes, following McDonald’s and Taco Bell. A notice at some BK stores says, “Even tomatoes need a vacation … We are unable to add tomatoes to our food.” Prices of tomatoes are on their way back down in India, but it will likely be a few months before things are back to normal.