‘What HAS the world come to?’ McDonald’s customer is left outraged after being charged $7.29 for single Egg McMuffin at Connecticut restaurant
A McDonald’s customer was left stunned after paying $7.29 for a single Egg McMuffin in a Connecticut drive-thru.
Bespoke Investment Group posted a photo of the customer’s receipt with the caption ‘$7.29 for one McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. What has the world come to?? It was 2 for $2 quite recently.’
The bill records the purchase of two Egg McMuffins for $14.58 and one Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddle without two half strips of bacon for $7.19.
Other users called the cost ‘outrageous’ and ‘absurd’.
One pointed out that the particular McDonalds, at 165 Round Hill Road in Fairfield, is on an I-95 rest stop where the prices are often higher than at regular stores.
A McDonald’s customer was left stunned after paying $7.29 for a single Egg McMuffin in a Connecticut drive through
McDonald’s prices vary between states and locations such as rest stops
The venue is located in the North Service Plaza along Interstate 95, near exits 21-22.
“That McDonald’s is at a service rest area on I-95 so it should be higher but it’s way too high,” another user wrote under the post, which has received more than 1.8 million views.
McDonald’s prices also vary between states top marketing manager Sacha Fournier to create the website McCheapest.com that tracks prices across the country.
The stores are all individually owned and operated by franchisees and are therefore able to set their own prices.
These prices can vary depending on the cost of wages, rent, gas prices and a number of other factors.
Another customer in Idaho was also shocked to discover the combo deal prices in December.
Topher Olive, was visiting one of the restaurant’s Post Falls locations when he picked up a Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder with cheese, a large barbecue and a large Sprite set him back $16.10.
He shared a video of his meal, where he has more than 334,000 followers, and admitted he was shocked at the price.
Topher Olive shared his frustration with McDonald’s prices on TikTok this week after paying $16.10 for a combo meal
He was visiting one of the fast food chain’s locations in Post Falls, Idaho, when he ordered a Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder with cheese, a large fry and a Sprite
‘McDonald’s, so I understand there is a labor shortage. I get there are wage increases and a number of other things. But $16?’ he asked as he zoomed in on his receipt.
“Sixteen bucks for a burger, a big roast and a drink,” he repeated. “That’s just crazy.”
The incident is even said to have alarmed the Biden administration after critics claimed it was another symptom of the rising inflation that has hurt the pockets of millions of Americans.
McDonald’s was one of several other fast food chains to raise their prices in 2021 to account for inflation and increased labor costs.
Its U.S. menu prices were up about 10 percent in the third quarter compared with a year earlier in the July-September period.
Topher’s video has been viewed more than 187,000 times and several thousand people have flocked to the comments to share their thoughts.
“Sixteen bucks for a burger, a big roast and a drink,” he said. ‘It’s just crazy’
“Five guys prices at McDonald’s?!?” one person asked.
“It’s officially no longer convenient or affordable,” wrote another. “Might as well go to the store and buy hamburger meat.”
“I make a lot more of my own food these days (because of) stuff like that,” someone else added.
“I eat 90% of the food I cook and it really shocked me,” Topher replied.
However, not everyone was sympathetic.
A number of people pointed out that he bought one of the most expensive items on the menu and did not use the McDonald’s app.
“Bro ordered the most expensive meal they have and acted surprised,” one viewer commented, while another commented: “Obviously Bro didn’t use the app.”
“Download the app,” someone else advised. “You can literally eat McDonald’s for under $6 every time.”