A TikTok user criticized McDonald’s for raising their prices to the point where it is no longer affordable.
The man was shocked to learn that his usual order of a Smoky Double Quarter Pounder BLT burger, large fries, and Sprite at the fast food chain restaurant cost him more than $16.
Because of the recent sharp inflation, living expenses have increased significantly in the USA and most of the world.
Sadly, even the once-affordable takeout options have increased in price, so Americans can no longer count on getting cheap McDonald’s meals.
A few years ago, this meal—which he now pays over $16 for—cost $10 or even less, according to Christopher Olive, the creator of the TikTok post that went viral and attracted a lot of attention.
He states in the video: “I understand that there is a labor shortage, that wages are rising, and a lot of other things, but sixteen dollars?
“Sixteen dollars for a burger, a large fries and a drink. It’s just crazy.”
The online community has watched the video nearly 180,000 times and left thousands of comments. The majority of users think it’s outrageous to pay $16.10 for a drink, some fries, and a burger.
“Five Guys prices at McDonald’s?!?” someone commented, to what 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.”
“I make a lot more of my own food these days because of stuff like this,” added a third, with the TikToker replying: “Exactly. I eat 90 percent from food I cook and this really shocked me.”
However, some contend that we should keep in mind that rising costs have an impact on the entire supply chain. Furthermore, they assert that Christopher ordered the most expensive item on the menu.
“You got a quarter-pounder of DOUBLE DELUXE BACON, which is literally the most expensive option on the entire menu,” one person said, while another said, “Bro ordered the most expensive meal they have and acted surprised.”
Some others have shared advice on how to cut costs when eating at McDonald’s.
“Get the app now. Literally, a meal at McDonald’s costs less than $6 each time.
Another person said, “Use the McDonald’s app; they occasionally have 50% off and other offers.”
What do you think about this?