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I feel like McDonald's is getting too expensive.

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  • Nov 8th, 2018 9:25 pm
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Frank311 wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2018 11:35 am
I've found different prices between locations in the same city, anyone else?

At the kiosk, I'll order a sausage mcmuffin (no egg), and make it a combo. At location A, this works fine, but at location B there's no option to make it a combo - it has to be built manually and costs a little more. Sometime's I'll customize it and add an extra sausage patty. At location A the extra patty is $1.19, at location B it's $1.49.
I've definitely noticed this as well. Different McDonald's locations will have different pricing levels. It's weird but I guess each franchise has the flexibility to modify as they see fit. From what I've seen, the list price differences are generally about 10 cents or so, which on smaller items, can be about a 5% increase.

As far as custom extras, like an extra sausage patty, that I can see the pricing to fluctuate wildly depending on location. I remember some locations will give you extra Big Mac sauce for free, while others will charge you for it.
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aznnorth wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 4:21 pm
The only diff. is an extra patty for fat pepo. *welp*
Look more closely. There is more cheese. Bacon and sausage are together instead of being one or the other...etc etc...might be thicker egg also?
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I want this. I love that pork patty and the bread. But there better be a coupon attached to make this right.
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So I was browsing through the kiosk and 10 piece chicken nuggets are $7.49 in West Vancouver. That's ridiculous. Burger king they are $2.99 at the moment.
On another note people often throw out the monopoly pieces without checking, so I picked it off the top of the garbage and got a free Big Mac. I would never pay $5.99 for it normally.
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funcanuck wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 4:55 pm
So I was browsing through the kiosk and 10 piece chicken nuggets are $7.49 in West Vancouver. That's ridiculous. Burger king they are $2.99 at the moment.
On another note people often throw out the monopoly pieces without checking, so I picked it off the top of the garbage and got a free Big Mac. I would never pay $5.99 for it normally.
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I'm use to paying more for a small cup of black coffee from McD's, but I was quite surprise yesterday when it was $1.19 and came to $1.25 after tax.
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funcanuck wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 4:55 pm
So I was browsing through the kiosk and 10 piece chicken nuggets are $7.49 in West Vancouver. That's ridiculous. Burger king they are $2.99 at the moment.
On another note people often throw out the monopoly pieces without checking, so I picked it off the top of the garbage and got a free Big Mac. I would never pay $5.99 for it normally.
On the other hand, Burger King nuggets are utter crap and McD's are good.
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DiceMan wrote:
Oct 29th, 2018 5:29 pm
On the other hand, Burger King nuggets are utter crap and McD's are good.
Yeah I agree but I can't justify almost $8 bucks for 10 nuggets.
I also notice the Mcpicks meal at the West Vacnouver store is $5.30 before tax for the mcdouble combo, which seemed strange because I thought the whole promo was $5 everywhere.
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$9.49 for a quarter pounder combo now. Holy moly.
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DiceMan wrote:
Oct 29th, 2018 5:29 pm
On the other hand, Burger King nuggets are utter crap and McD's are good.
funcanuck wrote:
Oct 30th, 2018 1:11 am
Yeah I agree but I can't justify almost $8 bucks for 10 nuggets.
I also notice the Mcpicks meal at the West Vacnouver store is $5.30 before tax for the mcdouble combo, which seemed strange because I thought the whole promo was $5 everywhere.
$1 for ten "White meat" nuggets at Burger King USA.
("White meat" is what I heard them say in a TV ad)
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Frank311 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2018 10:53 am
$9.49 for a quarter pounder combo now. Holy moly.
Quality does not equal price point. Over $10 with tax is crazy.

Only meal I will buy at McDonalds is the $5 McDouble deal. It's really not much less food for about 1/2 the price.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2018 6:49 pm
A&W is also better than McDonald's because they don't believe in ice.
As a result, your beverage always tastes better there. (not watered down)
This is good in theory but their drinks while cold are not as cold as having it with ice. imo id prefer it if they stopped doing this even if id technically be getting less.
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No way. A&W should keep with the ice-free drinks. It’s incredible how much ice other burger places out in the cup before dispensing the drink.

Fortunately, places like Burger King and Five Guys let you pour your own drink so at least then you can control the ice.
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With or without ice I can't remember the last time I had a fountain soft drink at a fast food place that actually tasted like the actual drink. How much are they watering them down now? Or I am I always going when the bags or whatever contains the syrup is at the end?

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