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03rd Nov 2023

Customer slams McDonald’s as ‘no longer affordable’ after sharing bill for usual order

Charlie Herbert

Customer slams McDonald's as 'no longer affordable' after sharing bill for usual order

‘Five Guys prices at McDonald’s?’

The price of everything is going up, and it has been for a while. The cost of food is one of the areas where price rises have been most keenly felt.

It’s not just here in the UK where prices have been rising, with the US also seeing high inflation lead to rising energy and food prices.

But if there’s one type of food that we’d probably expect to remain in the ‘budget’ category, it’s fast food.

This is why one McDonald’s lover was left horrified by the price of their usual Maccies order, to the extent that they labelled the fast food chain ‘no longer affordable.’

TikToker Christopher Olive had purchased a Smoky Double Quarter Pounder BLT burger with a large fries and Sprite.

He was left fuming when he was charged $16.10 (£13) for the meal though.

In the clip, he says: “So I get there’s a labour shortage, I get there’s wage increases and a number of other things but… sixteen dollars?

“Sixteen dollars for a burger, a large fries and a drink. It’s just crazy.”

The TikTok has racked up thousands of views, and sparked plenty of debate in the comments about whether the fast food chain had now become expensive.

One person wrote: “Five Guys prices at McDonald’s?!?” To which Christopher replied: “It’s crazy.”

Another said: “It’s officially not convenient or affordable anymore, might as well go to the store and buy hamburger meat.”

A third commented: “I make a lot more of my own food these days because of stuff like this,” with someone adding: “Exactly. I eat 90 percent from food I cook and this really shocked me.”

But some defended Maccies, pointing out that Christopher had ordered one of the most expensive items on the menu.

One person said: “Bro ordered the most expensive meal they have and acted surprised.”

Another added: “Because you got DOUBLE DELUXE BACON quarter pounder, literally the most expensive option on the entire menu.”

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