Burger King India removes tomatoes due to soaring food prices, highlighting widespread food inflation impact.
Tomato shortage linked to disrupted supply chains caused by monsoon rains, causing prices to surge by 450%.
Fast-food chains like McDonald's and Subway also adjust menus; Subway discontinues free cheese slices.
Experts foresee potential price hikes, impacting foreign chains and India's fast-food market.
Retail inflation data shows a 37% rise in vegetable prices, including essential items like onions and garlic.
Government initiates tomato imports and distribution efforts to address supply crisis amid upcoming national election.
Food inflation challenges prompt businesses and policymakers to find a balance between consumer demands and supply realities.