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

Callum Jones

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

Featured Image Credit: @topherolive/TikTok

Food is getting pretty expensive isn't it? Takeaway favorites that use to be a cheap time are unfortunately pretty expensive these days.

The cost of living in the US has jumped significantly over the last year, with rising inflation causing energy and food prices to skyrocket.

But one thing Americans thought they could depend on was a cheap meal at McDonald's.

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Well, apparently not, according to TikToker Christopher Olive.

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In a video uploaded last year, the aspiring strongman presented his freshly bought Mackey D's, consisting of a Smoky Double Quarter Pounder BLT burger with a large fries and Sprite.

Now, what would you say is a reasonable price for this?

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Sure, it's definitely more than a Happy Meal.

But even a couple of years back you'd expect just one meal to cost no more than $10, if not less.

Some suggested he shouldn't be shocked as he ordered the 'most expensive' menu item. Credit: TikTok/@topherolive
Some suggested he shouldn't be shocked as he ordered the 'most expensive' menu item. Credit: TikTok/@topherolive

It's for this reason Christopher was shocked to look down at his bill, only to realize he'd been charged $16.10.

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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."

Alongside nearly 180,000 views at the time of writing, the video has received thousands of comments from the online community, and it appears people are pretty divided.

On the one hand, $16 seems like a maddening price to pay for a burger meal. But on the other, every aspect of the supply chain has been hit with skyrocketing costs.

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Taking to the comments section, 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."

Credit: TikToker Christopher Olive was shocked by the hefty bill. Credit: TikTok/@topherolive
Credit: TikToker Christopher Olive was shocked by the hefty bill. Credit: TikTok/@topherolive

"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."

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But not everyone agrees, with some suggesting he opted for the most expensive item on the menu.

"Bro ordered the most expensive meal they have and acted surprised," wrote one, while another said: "Because you got DOUBLE DELUXE BACON quarter pounder, literally the most expensive option on the entire menu."

And then there were those who suggested ways for McDonald's lovers to save money, including this person who explained: "Download the app. You can literally eat McDonald’s for under $6 every time."

A second chimed in: "Use the McDonald’s app, sometimes they have a 50% off and other offers."

UNILAD has reached out to McDonald's for comment.

Topics: News, McDonalds, Food and Drink

Callum Jones
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