Sunday, June 03, 2007

Roti Canai Shrinking

Roti canai getting smaller

PETALING JAYA: Following the painful raids against traders who overprice their food and drinks, most restaurants are sticking to their regular prices.

The difference, however, is that some restaurants may be dishing out smaller-sized roti canai as well as diluted Nescafe or Milo drinks.

Contrary to earlier complaints by restaurant operators that they would lose out following the government move to increase the price of flour, a random survey by The Star found that they would actually make a hefty profit if the price of roti canai goes up by 10sen a piece.

A 25kg sack of flour now cost RM32.15, up from RM28.40. Each sack is able to produce about 300 pieces of roti canai.

Original Kayu Nasi Kandar proprietor Buruhan Mohamad said that by increasing the price by 10sen apiece, the sellers could reap huge profits.

“Some are able to make up to 350 pieces of roti canai per sack.

“This means that the profit per sack can go up by RM35, which is more than the price of the sack of flour itself,” he said.

Commenting on the price of Nescafe, which went up on Friday, Buruhan said some restaurants were likely to reduce the content in each glass. The price of Milo will go up next month.

According to a distributor, a 6kg carton of Nescafe supplied to restaurants now costs RM333.60. The old price was RM314.40.

Buruhan said that to counter this, some restaurant proprietors might reduce the Nescafe and Milo content when mixing drinks.

Sourced from The Star Online

Gosh, if this is the case, it would be pretty much pointless going to mamaks ordering roti canai and milo. You're paying nothing for nothing. How sad can these people be?



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