McDonald's fans blown away by price of McChicken after it used to cost $1
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People are wishing for a return to the days when McDonald's menu items were a bit cheaper after a comedian riffed on the price of a McChicken these days.
More and more people are complaining about McDonald's becoming 'unaffordable' after the popular fast food chain's prices have risen in recent years.
The cost of some meals are enough to make you think it's really not worth a trip to your nearest McDonald's to tap your order onto their screens and wait while the place deals with orders a dozen delivery drivers have to take before they get to you.
More McDonald's customers are thinking that the price rises have pushed costs into 'nuts' territory where they wouldn't pay and some have even complained about the price of a basic menu item.
And comedian Lance Woods appeared to be pretty unhappy after spotting that the price for a basic McChicken sandwich was $4.29 and launched into a big rant that he posted to social media.
"$4.29 for a McChicken? Ain't no way that's the same McChicken we grew up on with just the patty, the lettuce and the glob of mayonnaise," the comedian joked in a video.
"Four twen... I thought that was the time! That's a gallon of gas for a McChicken, is this a Gucci McChicken? A Louis McChicken? This chicken better have a gold chain and two hit singles.
"Paying $4.29 for no regular McChicken. What happened to the dollar menu? What happened to that, it just don't exist no more? $4.29, not a double McChicken, just a regular plain great value basic McChicken. For that I want the McChicken and the chicken that made it."
By this point, you're probably remembering that the McChicken did indeed used to be a staple item of the McDonald's dollar menu.
And those who watched the comedian's video also remembered that time too, agreeing that some of the prices were pretty outrageous these days.
One complained that $4.29 is 'what the combo used to cost' and now all you get is the one basic sandwich, while another said it was 'crazyyy' to pay so much for one chicken burger.
A third chipped in to say they could have bought 'three McChicken back in the day for that price', while a fourth called it 'robbery' that someone might pay that much for a sandwich and not even get anything else with it.
McDonald's had previously told UNILAD that menu prices are up to franchisees and may vary by location, though outside consultants provide a guide to price benchmarks.