If you happen to have old delivery menus from the most popular restaurants in Lebanon (Roadster, Crepaway etc..) you’ll immediately notice HUGE increases in price. I got my hands on an old Roadster menu a couple of days ago. Did you know that at one point in time the Caesar Salad with chicken used to cost 8,000LL?? Compared to 13,500 LL nowadays.
You can say that the price of raw material increased, rent is getting more expensive and all that crap, but we all know that the only thing that didn’t increase proportionally to the cost of living were salaries…. and the price of pizzas at Pizza Hut.
Back when I was in high school and university, I used to order many times a month from Pizza Hut. I remember that the price of a large pepperoni lovers pizza was ~20,000 LL
I ordered a large pizza last night. It now costs 10,000 LL and it was delivered in less than 20 minutes!
So while the price of food in this country has almost doubled in the past couple of years, the price of pizzas at Pizza Hut has been slashed by 50%. I did some research and found out that there are 2 Pizza Huts in Lebanon: one is a restaurant, the other a delivery center.
Pizzas ordered from PHD (Pizza Hut Delivery) are ~50% cheaper.
I’m quite sure that the major restaurants in Lebanon have separate kitchens to cater for delivery services. Shouldn’t there be a separate menu with different prices for delivery vs. eat-in?