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People slam McDonald’s after spotting ‘outrageous’ price of McMuffin
Featured Image Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/X/@bespokeinvest

People slam McDonald’s after spotting ‘outrageous’ price of McMuffin

Social media users were up in arms after someone posted their receipt online

A McDonald's customer has shared a picture of their receipt showing the 'outrageous' price of an Egg McMuffin.

We all love a McDonald's breakfast. There's nothing more satisfying than arriving just in time to snap up a couple of hash browns before it switches to the all-day menu at 11am.

And it goes without saying that the king of the fast food restaurant's breakfast offerings is the classic McMuffin.

A free range egg and a slice of cheese, in a hot, toasted English muffin, topped with a sausage patty or bacon if you fancy it? Perfect.

But, social media users were recently left shocked after Bespoke Investment Group's X (formerly Twitter) account shared a picture of the receipt for a breakfast order at a McDonald's location in Fairfield, Connecticut.

An X user shared a receipt showing McDonald's Egg McMuffins being charged at $7.29 each.

The receipt showed that two Egg McMuffins at the Round Hill Road restaurant cost a whopping $14.58.

"$7.29 for one McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. What has the world come to??" they wrote alongside the photo.

"These were 2 for $2 pretty recently."

The receipt also showed a Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddle that was charged at $7.19 and a separate post by the user claimed that two hash browns at the location cost $5.69.

The post has since been viewed more than 1.9 million times and has sparked quite the debate.

The price has been slammed as 'outrageous'.
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One person wrote: "Prices at this store are indeed outrageous. I would avoid it!"

But, another pointed out that the McDonald's in question is at an Interstate 95 rest stop so 'prices will be inflated there'.

A third user said: "You made several rookie mistakes. Never buy from rest stop. Get the McDonald's app. There’s a MCD in Fairfield right off the exit 22. The app has a buy one get one free deal on breakfast sandwiches."

The Bespoke account replied: "No, you’re totally right. Usually avoid them like the plague, but every now and then it’s the only option for kids who want an Egg McMuffin and need to get to their sporting event on time. And every time it happens, the price is appalling."

As per the McDonald's website, franchises can set their own prices, undeniably leading to inflation in high-demand areas.

The Fairfield franchise previously went viral when customers complained that it had 'unfairly' hiked its prices by up to 112 percent in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis.

UNILAD has reached out to McDonald's for comment.

Topics: US News, Food and Drink, McDonalds, Money