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McDonald's raises prices again

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  • May 17th, 2019 6:21 am
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Wasn't it nice that prices never went up before the minimum wage increase? Those were the good old days.
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dgnr8 wrote:
Aug 25th, 2018 10:15 pm
Wasn't it nice that prices never went up before the minimum wage increase? Those were the good old days.
Prices went up no matter what.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Aug 25th, 2018 11:09 pm
Prices went up no matter what.
Thank you. I'm glad some people realize that.
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dgnr8 wrote:
Aug 25th, 2018 11:23 pm
Thank you. I'm glad some people realize that.
The increases have been amplified because of the increase in minimum wage and the crappy Canadian Dollar.

The increase is felt by more people because the majority didn't get a 23% increase in the amount they make.

We are no longer in the 1970s where workers routinely got 10% raises for "meh" performance. This is why more and more people complain about price increases.

If everyone got a raise of more than 23% than they probably don't care about the rising cost of a Cheeseburger.

Personally, from working I make the same in 2018 as I did in 2004. So, I definitely feel the added cost of things.
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renoldman wrote:
Aug 26th, 2018 11:47 am
The increases have been amplified because of the increase in minimum wage and the crappy Canadian Dollar.

The increase is felt by more people because the majority didn't get a 23% increase in the amount they make.

We are no longer in the 1970s where workers routinely got 10% raises for "meh" performance. This is why more and more people complain about price increases.

If everyone got a raise of more than 23% than they probably don't care about the rising cost of a Cheeseburger.

Personally, from working I make the same in 2018 as I did in 2004. So, I definitely feel the added cost of things.
Minimum wage is clearly the problem: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ceo-in ... -1.4462496

Ultimately it is easier for people to punch down than punch up. That's why we are fighting for the crumbs while corporations make huge profits.
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Solution. Don't buy except wen you have a coupon and/or it's on sale (preferably both though very difficult to get). And what's more, make your own. My wife and I are amazed at how much we can eat when we bu decent quality ground beef on sale. Have yet to make buns (we get these at the thrift stores).
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No McD big mac combo coupons for a few months so far. ............
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renoldman wrote:
Aug 26th, 2018 11:47 am
The increases have been amplified because of the increase in minimum wage and the crappy Canadian Dollar.

The increase is felt by more people because the majority didn't get a 23% increase in the amount they make.

We are no longer in the 1970s where workers routinely got 10% raises for "meh" performance. This is why more and more people complain about price increases.

If everyone got a raise of more than 23% than they probably don't care about the rising cost of a Cheeseburger.

Personally, from working I make the same in 2018 as I did in 2004. So, I definitely feel the added cost of things.
No kidding! Our wages certainly don’t go up nearly as much as the necessities of life, hydro,rent etc. It’s ridiculous.
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thriftshopper wrote:
Aug 26th, 2018 11:56 am
Solution. Don't buy except wen you have a coupon and/or it's on sale (preferably both though very difficult to get). And what's more, make your own. My wife and I are amazed at how much we can eat when we bu decent quality ground beef on sale. Have yet to make buns (we get these at the thrift stores).
Well obviously you can make your own burgers. You seriously think when I'm going through a drive-through it is because I have time to go home and make my own burger? We are talking about an occasional thing here.
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thriftshopper wrote:
Aug 25th, 2018 7:20 pm
Labour cost is only fraction of fast food costs so I don't buy the price increase excuse. Have to increase profit for the franchise holders and McD shareholders.
Actually, labour costs is the second largest cost a restaurant faces, right behind food costs. It's definitely not a fraction of fast food costs
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fattyburger11 wrote:
Aug 27th, 2018 8:30 pm
By definition, it is a fraction of fast food cost. The question is how big or small of a percentage of total costs. What he said was correct.
Really? Troll much?

What he said was technically correct, the context in how he meant it was not
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fattyburger11 wrote:
Aug 27th, 2018 7:11 pm
I'm sure you and your wife make great burgers, but I highly doubt you can replicate the taste of McD at home. It's just not the same.
There might be a cult for McDs. Each to his/her own but I frankly don't get it. I much prefer a non-budget busting gourmet burger (which I have had in France).
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fattyburger11 wrote:
Aug 27th, 2018 7:11 pm
I'm sure you and your wife make great burgers, but I highly doubt you can replicate the taste of McD at home. It's just not the same.
There might be a cult for McDs. Each to his/her own but I frankly don't get it. I much prefer a home-made or a non-budget busting gourmet burger (which I have had in France) to McDs or any other fast food burger (unless I have coupons - and even then I have let lots expire unused).
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