Dubbed one of the best pizza places in the world, Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza has been forced to raise its prices as a result of the Brexit vote.
Earlier this year, the popular pizzeria in Ancoats was listed as one of the best in the world, according to the international guidebook, ‘Where To Eat Pizza’, which lists the best pizza parlours across 48 countries.
The pizzeria that is favoured for its affordable prices and quality ingredients, had no choice but to raise its prices.
Part – owner Jim Morgan said: “For importers from continental Europe, it’s a nightmare.
“One of our suppliers called straight away after [the Brexit results] and said ‘we’re going to absorb the cost for a certain amount of time but eventually we’re going to have to look at it’.
“All our cheeses – which are from Italy because the cheese quality is better there, no disrespect to English cheese producers, have gone up 5% since the vote.” he reveals.
The new prices however, are not a massive set back for the pizzeria’s loyal customers.
Instead of a margarita pizza costing £5.80, it now costs £5.90, with just 10p – 30p increases across the menu.
This tiny increase comes after Jim’s decision to stick to the pizzeria’s ethos of keeping their menu affordable and accessible, and keeping cost as low as possible.
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He said: “We could have put them all up by 5%, which would reflect the increase.
“But we don’t want to do that. We’re just trying to keep them as low as possible.”
He also explained that his customers where not at all effected by the price changes:
“We had little clips on the menus for the first week.
“But we put them on and people were just taking them off and throwing them away.
“One lady was even saying ‘why are you even telling me this, I don’t care if my pizza is going to be 10p more!’”
With their authentic, good quality food and the cheapest pizza costing customers £4.90 while the most expensive is just £8.80, Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza should have no trouble keeping its customers happy.