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McDonald's raises prices again

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fattyburger11 wrote:
Aug 30th, 2018 5:05 pm
I don't know why they use white meat only. Maybe they can drive costs down some more if they used the dreaded dark meat, which incidentally taste better too. When I go to KFC, I order all dark meat. Not only is it cheaper, it tastes 100X better. Perhaps McD can drive costs down a little with dark meat nuggets.
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So I just got a Sausage McMuffin (no egg) this morning. Rang up at $1.99 + tx wut. Up until a few weeks ago, it was my go-to when I didn't have time because it was $1.69.
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Deriot wrote:
Aug 31st, 2018 11:04 am
So I just got a Sausage McMuffin (no egg) this morning. Rang up at $1.99 + tx wut. Up until a few weeks ago, it was my go-to when I didn't have time because it was $1.69.
If you're going with no egg, check the prices other places. TH, 7 11, etc (except 7 11 means you have to take the time to self heat the sandwich)
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fattyburger11 wrote:
Aug 30th, 2018 5:05 pm
I don't know why they use white meat only. Maybe they can drive costs down some more if they used the dreaded dark meat, which incidentally taste better too. When I go to KFC, I order all dark meat. Not only is it cheaper, it tastes 100X better. Perhaps McD can drive costs down a little with dark meat nuggets.
Sounds nasty tbh
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I have a Mc Donalds just a couple hundred feet from me.
I only buy from there if I have guests that request it.I went in twice this year.
In May on a busy Friday afternoon I paid approx $13 for two big mac combos.
I had to ask the cashier if this was right after reading this thread for some time, and as they do not posts the prices up on the board behind the cashier.
She confirmed it was correct.
I felt this was a good deal considering I expected to pay around $9 per combo based on this thread.
Fastforward to the same Mc Donalds on a different day of the week in August and two exact combos came up to just under $20.
Based on this thread this is what I also expected back in May.
Not sure what accounts for the price difference on these two occasions though.
I don't care for Mc Donalds otherwise apart from when I have guests.
Both guests actually enjoyed it though, claiming it was much better than the same item from their country.
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gh05t wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2018 11:11 am
I have a Mc Donalds just a couple hundred feet from me.
I only buy from there if I have guests that request it.I went in twice this year.
In May on a busy Friday afternoon I paid approx $13 for two big mac combos.
I had to ask the cashier if this was right after reading this thread for some time, and as they do not posts the prices up on the board behind the cashier.
She confirmed it was correct.
I felt this was a good deal considering I expected to pay around $9 per combo based on this thread.
Fastforward to the same Mc Donalds on a different day of the week in August and two exact combos came up to just under $20.
Based on this thread this is what I also expected back in May.
Not sure what accounts for the price difference on these two occasions though.
I don't care for Mc Donalds otherwise apart from when I have guests.
Both guests actually enjoyed it though, claiming it was much better than the same item from their country.
Yesterday, my wife and I had dim sum at Landmark Seafood Cuisine. 20 with tip.
The week before that I went with my wife and son to Congee Queen and had a med bowl of congee and a chow mein. ~20.
A month ago my wife and I shared a lamb roti dinner at Taste of the Islands (Caribbean place) - totally stuffed. 17.
Had 7.99 ea for 2 pizza deal at Domino's. About 19.

There are so many other alternatives than McDonald's that are the same price or cheaper and, in my opinion of course, much more satisfying. I often wonder why I go other than my son likes it due to the McD's brainwashing.
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gh05t wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2018 11:11 am
I have a Mc Donalds just a couple hundred feet from me.
I only buy from there if I have guests that request it.I went in twice this year.
In May on a busy Friday afternoon I paid approx $13 for two big mac combos.
I had to ask the cashier if this was right after reading this thread for some time, and as they do not posts the prices up on the board behind the cashier.
She confirmed it was correct.
I felt this was a good deal considering I expected to pay around $9 per combo based on this thread.
Fastforward to the same Mc Donalds on a different day of the week in August and two exact combos came up to just under $20.
Based on this thread this is what I also expected back in May.
Not sure what accounts for the price difference on these two occasions though.
I don't care for Mc Donalds otherwise apart from when I have guests.
Both guests actually enjoyed it though, claiming it was much better than the same item from their country.
Sounds like they gave you the coupon price in May and the regular price in August.

Even today, the coupon price for 1 Big Mac Combo is $6.29 ($7.11 after tax taxes) 2 Combos are $11.58 (this is correct, not $12.58) or $13.09 after taxes.
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DiceMan wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2018 12:02 pm
Yesterday, my wife and I had dim sum at Landmark Seafood Cuisine. 20 with tip.
The week before that I went with my wife and son to Congee Queen and had a med bowl of congee and a chow mein. ~20.
A month ago my wife and I shared a lamb roti dinner at Taste of the Islands (Caribbean place) - totally stuffed. 17.
Had 7.99 ea for 2 pizza deal at Domino's. About 19.

There are so many other alternatives than McDonald's that are the same price or cheaper and, in my opinion of course, much more satisfying. I often wonder why I go other than my son likes it due to the McD's brainwashing.
As illustrated above, You can still get McD's for a decent price with coupons. I would say that all of the other options you posted used to be 20-30% cheaper as well.

Ultimately .....

McD's with coupons is probably decent value compared to other options.
McD's with no coupons is not worth it in 2018.
Value Picks for the most part are no longer fantastic value as they used to be. Probably learned that most weren't buying anything else beside the cheap stuff.

I used to be upset with McDonald's and it's increases, but you can see that pretty much everyone else has also increased. Be honest, is dim sum as cheap as it used to be?

If McDonald's was really over charging, why don't you (or anyone else) start a clone that sells the same stuff for less?
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DiceMan wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2018 12:02 pm
Yesterday, my wife and I had dim sum at Landmark Seafood Cuisine. 20 with tip.
The week before that I went with my wife and son to Congee Queen and had a med bowl of congee and a chow mein. ~20.
A month ago my wife and I shared a lamb roti dinner at Taste of the Islands (Caribbean place) - totally stuffed. 17.
Had 7.99 ea for 2 pizza deal at Domino's. About 19.

There are so many other alternatives than McDonald's that are the same price or cheaper and, in my opinion of course, much more satisfying. I often wonder why I go other than my son likes it due to the McD's brainwashing.
Except for Domino's, you don't have to contribute to the profits of both the franchisee and McD's shareholders.

Too many are brain-washed by the power of branding.
Almost too cheap to shop through RFD
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Yes that was coupon price. Remember that minimum wage is $14.00 and that accounts for increases. If you get the Mcdonalds app. You can also save!
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fattyburger11 wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2018 4:06 pm
The only good deal I got from McD was the $1 big macs.

Otherwise, if I have to spend $10 then it's not worth it. Mind you I will need 2 burgers at the bare minimum. So it often raises the cost above $10 in order to satisfy me. On the other hand, $10 gets you through the door of Pizza Hut lunch buffet.
Calling 2 pizza choices, a salad and 1 pasta with 1 dessert a buffet is rather generous.

Yes, I have had it. It's alright. Just limited choice.
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Interesting thought: If McDonald's still has the $5 McDouble combo, you can order that, then order a second McDouble. Create a double McDouble (or whatever you want to call it) and the total price is STILL cheaper than ordering a Big Mac combo.
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Did the filet fish combo go up in price recently ?? Damn if it did. Even the sandwich is like expensive for its small size
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apnayloags wrote:
Sep 9th, 2018 6:14 pm
Did the filet fish combo go up in price recently ?? Damn if it did. Even the sandwich is like expensive for its small size
The coupon went up. It's now $6.29 for the combo.

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