Czechs saving on lunches as food prices soar

The number of Czechs who bring home-cooked food to work in order to save money has risen from 45 to 49 per cent in the last six months, according to a survey conducted by STEM/MARK for the food voucher company Edenred which many employees in the Czech Republic receive as a bonus. Restaurants have upped lunch prices due to the rising cost of energy and basic foodstuffs and report a 20 to 30 percent drop in the number of lunches sold. Czechs have also started saving on clothes and leisure time activities.