If anyone had "lettuce shortage" on the truly bizarre bingo card that is 2022, then guess what — your number is up. Australia is now facing a major shortage of lettuce crops nationally, which has led to soaring prices of this limp and entirely lacklustre vegetable.
In fact, the shortage is so severe that major fast food franchises like KFC and Subway have been forced to either substitute cabbage into the mix, or do without their wet, sad slices of lettuce altogether.
Now look, I'm not opposed to a bit of lettuce here and there, but subbing in the far superior and, let's face it, sturdier cabbage in its place? A genius move. Particularly when just one head of this pathetic excuse of a vegetable is costing upwards of $5???
And I'm not the only Australian to applaud the decision:
Then, of course, there's also those culinary geniuses who have suggested that KFC do away with the token veg altogether — and replace it with something far superior:
But you tell us, what do you think is the superior veg?
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