Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
Bad news, fans of all things McDonald’s. The fast food giant has announced a price increase across five of its popular menu items.
Yep, we now have to fork out more for some of our fave dishes, with the change coming into affect from yesterday (15th February), at the same time their brand spanking new menu dropped.
Items including the Triple Cheeseburger and the Bacon Mayo Chicken burger have been affected by the price hike, in news that’s bound to disappoint some McDonald’s fans.
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What products are affected by the McDonald’s price increase?
Whilst it is important to know that prices can vary from store to store, you can find the five items affected by the raised costs and how much they’re typically increasing by below.
Unfortunately, some of the chain’s most beloved items join the line-up of products you’ll have to fork out a bit more for.
Full list here:
- Mayo Chicken, increasing from 99p up to £1.19
- Triple cheeseburger, increasing from £2.69 up to £2.89
- Medium carbonated drink, increasing from £1.39 up to £1.49
- Bacon Mayo Chicken, increasing from £1.59 up to £1.79
- Bacon double cheeseburger, increasing from £2.49 up to £2.69
Why has there been a McDonald’s price increase?
Like all businesses, McDonald’s has been affected by the economic climate here in the UK.
A spokeswoman for McDonald’s said on Wednesday: “We are committed to offering great tasting food at affordable prices.
“However, like many businesses, the impact of the increase in food and energy costs continues to affect our company and our franchisees.
“We carefully review and adjust pricing to offer great value and quality.
“At the same time, we continue to work hard on how we can provide our customers value where it matters most, with personalised offers and rewards through the MyMcDonald’s Rewards scheme.”
This isn’t the first time McDonald’s has been forced to raise its prices.
The brand announced last summer that it was bringing up the price of its cheeseburger for the first time in 14 years.
At the time, Maccies said that the move was a ‘touch choice’, and reassured fans it is still committed to offering competitive prices in line with other eateries on the market.