Fast food chain KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is raising the prices of some of its food items in Taiwan to reflect rising costs, the company's management in Taiwan announced in a statement on Monday.
Effective from Tuesday, the prices of 13 items on its main menu will go up by NT$3-10 (US$0.11-0.36) if ordered separately, while the prices of value meals will increase by NT$5-10, and sweets and snacks will see their prices raised by NT$2-5, KFC Taiwan said.
Main menu fried chicken items will each cost NT$5 more if ordered individually, while the prices for combo and XL combo value meals will increase by NT$10, KFC Taiwan said.
The Huadiao Foilicious Chicken if ordered separately, the Huadiao Foilicious Chicken Combo meal, and the Huadiao Foilicious XL Combo meal will each see a price hike of NT$10, while the price for each chicken nugget in the classical A meal and B party group meal will go up by NT$3.
With regard to sweets and snacks, the price of egg tarts will go up by NT$4 per piece, and a pair of chicken wings and a serving of fries will both see their prices adjusted upward by NT$2-5.
Despite price increases for some products, the prices of more than half of the existing items will remain unchanged, including 10 main menu items if ordered individually, five value meals, and the NT$59 A+B+C meal, according to KFC Taiwan.
All breakfast items, beverages, and six snack items will not see any price increase, it said.
Also from Tuesday, a promotion with a maximum discount of 50 percent will be offered, which will allow customers using a QuickPon card to buy an item and get another one for an additional NT$1 as a sign of appreciation for their support, KFC Taiwan said.
At the same time, customers who use PK discount vouchers and those who order takeout or food delivery will also enjoy a discount, it added.
KFC is the second major fast food chain in Taiwan to announce price hikes for some items in the past two weeks after McDonald's Taiwan did so on Nov. 24.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel