'We're being asked to hand over too many bucks for a burger'
Recently there has been a drastic increase in the food prices in the UAE and it's tough to live within a budget.
A large majority of people in the UAE struggle to make ends meet. Moreover, the price of fast-food has rocketed. A simple meal now costs nothing less Dhs20 at any fast-food outlet. The prices, unfortunately, are too high in comparison to the quality and quantity of the food served at restaurants.
I feel that the quality of food at the fast-food and even other restaurants has declined rapidly. Most of the restaurants and fast-food outlets in the country charge customers’ as per their wish and will. I am a regular fast-food consumer and therefore, I am sure that the prices are hiked on almost a routine basis.
Most of us are compelled to spend a lot on fast-food due to our busy work schedules and hectic lifestyles. Restaurants continue to take advantage of the situation by raising the prices of meals and compromising on the quality and quantity of food served.
Every month, there is a difference of Dhs2-Dhs5 when it comes to the price of food and other basic items used at home. I just hope that these increases in price are actually monitored by the regulatory bodies in the UAE so that the prices can remain constant for longer durations.
Fatima Suhail, Sharjah