McDonald's cuts tomatoes from burgers in parts of India -

McDonald's cuts tomatoes from burgers in parts of India

Even though tomato prices have risen in India, the company said the decision was prompted by quality issues. 

McDonald's customers in northern and eastern India will have to make do without sliced tomatoes for the time being, the Times of India reported. McAloo Tikki

The story reported a notice was displayed on McDonald's outlets by operator Connaught Plaza Restaurants, notifying temporary unavailability meant it was unable to include the standard vegetable.

The notice said unpredictable condition had affected the crop, quality and supply, the story reported.

"We are working towards resolving this issue," a spokesperson for McDonald's India (North & East) was quoted as saying.

"We are making do with lettuce and onions. We are waiting for supplies to resume," an executive at a McDonald's outlet in central Delhi told the publication.

The story reported wholesale market tomato prices rose 17% year-on-year in June, while a similar trend had been seen in retail.