Pizza Hut Taiwan on Tuesday announced price increases for multiple items, effective immediately, to reflect rising raw material and transportation costs.
Despite the average 3.1 percent price hike, the prices of most of its food items remain unchanged and the prices for some have even fallen, Pizza Hut Taiwan said in a statement.
Of the classic pizzas on offer, the price of seven large and small pizzas, including the Premium White Sauce Seafood Pizza, rose by NT$20-30 (US$1.08), while that for the other seven classic flavors, including Korean Kim Chi BBQ Pizza and Black Pepper Beef Pizza, remained the same, the fast food chain said.
Meanwhile, the price of six types of individual pizzas, such as Super Supreme Pizza, went up by NT$6-10, and Stuffed Crust pizza items saw their prices increase by NT$5-15, with three different crust types of pizzas seeing no price hikes.
The price of spaghetti went up by NT$10, and the platter by NT$20-50, Pizza Hut Taiwan said.
Pizza Hut Taiwan said it has reduced the prices for some items.
For instance, the price for an order of QQ balls fell by NT$20, while that for a serving of Potato Coins and Cheese Stuffed Sausage dropped by NT$14 and NT$5, respectively.
The adjustments represent an average 3 percent increase, though the prices for more than half of all its products remain unchanged, Pizza Hut said.
On Monday, Dain Dain Hamburger, a Taiwanese fast food chain with restaurants in Kaohsiung, Tainan, and Pingtung in southern Taiwan, also raised the price of several items.
From Dec. 17, the price of seven types of value meals will go up by an average 2.06 percent, while four other types of value meals will see no price hikes, and the price of three others will fall by NT$1-3, Dain Dain said.
In terms of the breakfast menu, the price of four items and drinks will remain unchanged, while two others will increase, the fast food chain said, explaining that it is increasing prices to reflect long-term rising costs.
Dain Dain also said that its part-time workers started to receive hourly pay of NT$170 from Dec. 1 -- above the current minimum hourly pay of NT$168 set by the government, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2022.
Pizza Hut is the third major fast food chain in Taiwan to announce price hikes in recent weeks, following KFC Taiwan on Dec. 6 and McDonald's Taiwan on Nov. 24.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel