Local lovers of submarine sandwiches from the international
fast-food chain Subway will have to take a bigger bite out
The sandwiches have gone up by a dollar. And the health-conscious
will have to fork out as much as $6 more for a salad. The
price adjustment began Wednesday.
An official for the local Subway franchise said the raise
in price of the deli sandwiches is nothing new.
year we raise prices, she said.
However, the prices of salads were kept stable since the
US-based company came to the island in 2002, said the official
who did not wished to be named.
But the new price would also mean additions to the salad.
are making up for that. We are beefing up the salad with
bacon bits and extra stuff, she said.
The new price is also a result of the increase in the cost
of vegetables, she said.
Last month, chief executive officer of the National Agricultural
Marketing and Development Company, Samaroo Dowlath, said
vegetable prices are almost double the price they were last
Low production as a result of heavy rains and flooding have
put pressure on supply, he said.
The increase in food prices has forced other restaurants
and fast food outlets to either increase prices or change