It was only last week that I got trained by Olympians in how to make a Subway sub and learned that you're supposed to include exactly six slices of tomato — no more, no less — on a 12-inch sub. However, a rapid rise in tomato prices locally has apparently led to some Subway outlets becoming more stingy and only including one slice of tomato, citing cost concerns.
The high price of tomatoes at the moment is due to a poor growing conditions in north Queensland. I certainly got a bad case of sticker shock when I saw the cheapest tomatoes in my local grocer were $9 a kilogram recently, and rapidly replanned my menu. So it's not entirely surprising that the same thing is happening at a retail level.
Have you seen this happen in your local Subway or another takeaway outlet? And are you adjusting your cooking plans to cope with pricey tomatoes? Tell us in the comments.