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Anthony Albanese blasts KFC for using cabbage in its burgers

Anthony Albanian denounces KFC for using cabbage in its burgers as lettuce price skyrockets: ‘That’s just wrong’

  • KFC has started using cabbage in its burgers due to high salad prices
  • Anthony Albanese was asked about the move in a radio interview on Thursday
  • He said it was ‘just wrong’ to use cabbage and said his son will destroyed

Anthony Albanese has stated that KFC’s use of cabbage in its burgers is “just wrong.”

The fast food giant told customers it uses a cabbage-lettuce blend due to the high price of lettuce after floods in NSW and Queensland.

The move sparked outrage from hardcore KFC fans, with many venting their frustration on social media. One customer wrote: ‘Feels like a sign of the apocalypse’.

Anthony Albanese (pictured with his son) has stated that KFC's use of cabbage in its burgers is 'just wrong'

Anthony Albanese (pictured with his son) has stated that KFC’s use of cabbage in its burgers is ‘just wrong’

The Prime Minister weighed in on the saga on Thursday during a KIIS FM interview with Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson.

He said: ‘This is a crisis. My son loves KFC. When he hears it, he will be devastated.

Mr Albanese described the use of cabbage as ‘a bit extreme’, adding: ‘Cabbage is not the same as lettuce. That’s just wrong.’

He joked that he would raise the issue with his ministers in a cabinet meeting.

“I’ll put it on the list – we have a cabinet meeting today. Koolpoort,’ he said.

Earlier this week, KFC posted a notice on its website warning customers that a cabbage blend would be used in all items containing lettuce.

“We are currently facing a lettuce shortage due to the recent floods in NSW and Queensland,” the message reads.

“So until further notice we use a mixture of lettuce and cabbage on all products that contain lettuce.”

The Australian lettuce crisis has hit fast food giant KFC as skyrocketing costs for the popular salad item forced the restaurant to change its menu (pictured, a KFC restaurant in Fairfield, NSW)

The Australian lettuce crisis has hit fast food giant KFC as skyrocketing costs for the popular salad item forced the restaurant to change its menu (pictured, a KFC restaurant in Fairfield, NSW)

The fast food chain posted a notice on its website warning customers that a cabbage blend would be used in all items containing lettuce.

The fast food chain posted a notice on its website warning customers that a cabbage blend would be used in all items containing lettuce.

The restaurant urged customers who did not want the cabbage in their food to completely remove lettuce from their orders.

A few weeks ago, a head of lettuce cost shoppers just $2.80, but an ongoing supply crisis has pushed the price to a whopping $12.

Pictured was a supermarket in suburban Brisbane that sold a single head of iceberg lettuce for a whopping $11.99 last month.

The price hike follows a wet start to the year with unprecedented rain and flooding spoiling crops in NSW and Queensland.

Some Queensland lettuce growers have lost their third crop in a row and are at risk of business collapse due to the unusual rain.

The peak horticultural group warned growers in the southeastern state will need millions to recover from the string of natural disasters.

A supermarket in suburban Brisbane was pictured selling a single head of iceberg lettuce for a whopping $11.99 (pictured)

A supermarket in suburban Brisbane was pictured selling a single head of iceberg lettuce for a whopping $11.99 (pictured)

The restaurant urged customers who did not want the cabbage in their food to completely remove lettuce from their order (stock image of a KFC meal)

The restaurant urged customers who did not want the cabbage in their food to completely remove lettuce from their order (stock image of a KFC meal)

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