Australia’s lettuce shortage: Karl Stefanovic reveals shocking KFC order


Today host Karl Stefanovic reveals his shocking KFC order as the fast-food giant hikes up prices during Australia’s lettuce shortage

Karl Stefanovic’s diet leaves a lot to be desired.

The father of four, 47, is apparently so opposed to eating vegetables that he asks for no salad on his Zinger burger whenever he eats at KFC.

His Today co-host Allison Langdon made the alarming revelation on Wednesday while reporting on KFC’s latest price hike in Australia.

Today host Karl Stefanovic (left, with Allison Langdon) is apparently so opposed to eating vegetables that he asks for no salad on his Zinger burger whenever he eats at KFC 

After discussing the rising cost of lettuce due to the nationwide shortage, Ally said: ‘You can do what Karl does where you just ask for the burger without the salad.

‘Saves all the dramas.’

Later in the broadcast, Karl turned his nose up at KFC using cabbage as a temporary alternative to lettuce.

‘Cabbage is bitter and horrible… can’t do it,’ he sneered.

He then said the best way to eat fried chicken is ‘straight’ – meaning without any salad or healthy toppings.

Newsreader Alex Cullen did remind him, however, it’s important to add cheese to your chicken burger.

Karl’s laissez-faire attitude to diet has been a running joke on Today for months.

Fortunately, the Channel Nine star doesn’t mind the jibes about his weight gain and seems to be comfortable in his own skin.

KFC is set to raise its prices for the third time in 2022 despite bullish growth - and will continue to put cabbage on the burgers in place of lettuce

KFC is set to raise its prices for the third time in 2022 despite bullish growth – and will continue to put cabbage on the burgers in place of lettuce 

KFC is set to raise its prices for the third time in 2022 despite bullish growth – and will continue to put cabbage on the burgers in place of lettuce. 

While business is booming for KFC, Drew O’Malley, chief executive of Collins Foods, confirmed a price rise of one to two per cent was likely – similar to its hikes in January and June 2022 – although he couldn’t say when the rise would come.

Mr O’Malley also said cabbage would continue to be added to KFC burgers for at least the next month. 

Karl revealed the best way to eat fried chicken is 'straight' - meaning without any salad or healthy toppings. (Pictured: a KFC family bucket meal with no vegetables)

Karl revealed the best way to eat fried chicken is ‘straight’ – meaning without any salad or healthy toppings. (Pictured: a KFC family bucket meal with no vegetables)

He expected the shortage of lettuce would be back to normal in five to seven weeks – so about the middle of August. 

Collins Foods, which operates KFC and Taco Bell in Australia and KFC in Europe, on Tuesday announced revenue was up 11 per cent to $1.18 billion.

The results were revealed as part of Collins’ financial year 2022 reporting and also included the boast that KFC is closing the gap with McDonald’s.

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