Breakfast Eatery Chain Price Hikes of NT$5-10 去年CPI漲幅1.96% 早餐店29品項漲5-10元

Inflationary pressure continued into this year, with breakfast eatery chain My Warm Day announcing price hikes of NT$5-10 on 29 items effective Jan. 18.


A fast food breakfast consisting of a burger and beverage could soon cost NT$100 these days. Breakfast chain My Warm Day has announced price hikes, leading to consumer complaints.

Citizen: “The price hike of NT$10 (per item) is a lot. They keep raising their prices. I might go elsewhere for food.”

My Warm Day has 119 items on its breakfast menu, and the price hike of NT$5-10 will apply to 29 items. The price of a burger, currently at NT$35-40, will increase by 14 percent to NT$40-45. The price of noodle and rice dishes will also go up NT$10, or over 10 percent. The new prices go into effect on Jan. 18.

Tsai Kuo-hsien, Spokesperson of Breakfast Eatery Chain: “(The import costs) of pork, beef, mutton, cooking oil, flour, and paper packaging have all gone up. The prices of bacon and pork have gone up a lot. We will make some adjustments.”

Another brand under My Warm Day's parent company also announced price hikes. Fried Chicken Master is adjusting item prices by NT$4-10, and the price of its chicken cutlet by NT$6 to NT$75. The new prices also go into effect on the 18th. The Department of Commerce says its price inspectors looked into two chains that recently raised prices on the 10th and they will be tracing the upstream suppliers of three chains.

Liu Ya-juan, Spokesperson, Department of Commerce: “We want to understand the reason they raised prices. We need that data for analysis and we will ask the companies to provide that.”

The prices of everything are going up, but salaries in Taiwan remain low while falling. According to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, the average monthly real wage in Taiwan adjusted for inflation has fallen by 0.05 percent to NT$41,391. This was the first time in five years real wages saw negative growth and a reflection of Taiwanese people's plummeting purchasing power and growing struggle to make ends meet.

 

 

 

 

上班前點一份早餐,一杯飲料、一個漢堡,可能就快100元。連鎖早餐店麥味登,農曆年前喊漲,不少消費者抱怨漲幅太大,快吃不起了。

民眾說:「一漲漲到10塊(漲幅)算大,感覺愈來愈貴,可能會換吃別的吧。」

麥味登早餐點,有119個品項,這次價格調整有29個品項,平均調漲金額5到10元。漲幅最高的是夾堡類,原本單品售價,35元到40元,調漲為40到45元,漲幅超過14%,麵飯類,調漲價格最高,一口氣調漲10元,漲幅也超過一成。預計1月18日以後,正式調漲價格。

連鎖早餐店發言人蔡國憲表示:「豬牛羊的肉品類、食用油、麵粉、紙類包材的這部分(進口成本)其實都有在漲價,培根豬肉這個部分,它漲得比較多,我們在這個部分會有一些調整。」

與麥味登同集團,另一品牌,炸雞大獅也宣布,18日同步調漲價格,調整金額4到10元。其中,雞排調漲6元,售價每片來到75元。經濟部商業司表示,與物價聯合稽查小組,10日再稽查兩家,近期漲價連鎖餐飲業者,並向上溯源3家上游供應商。

經濟部商業司發言人劉雅娟指出:「會了解他漲價的品項,它的原因啦,需要那個分析的資料,再請業者一起提供。」

萬物飛漲,唯有薪水不漲,反觀主計總公布最新,實質經常性薪資,剔除物價因素後,4萬1391元,年減0.05%,創近五年來,首度出現負成長,代表民眾實質購買力下滑。通膨壓力下,沒有調薪的上班族,生活壓力愈來愈大。

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