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McDonalds: McPicks value menu no more, prices stealth raised

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rkt1337 wrote: always a lot of people when i get dollar drinks

meanwhile subway and harveys pretty much empty
Subway is a dying chain, one near me closed down. Poor customer service and hefty prices caused it's downfall.
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rkt1337 wrote: always a lot of people when i get dollar drinks

meanwhile subway and harveys pretty much empty
Too bad Harvey's isn't doing that well
I'm very willing to support a Canadian business if possible
and their burger is always the bomb
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NEETtrader wrote: Ontario already has a seperate minimum wage for students under 18 vs. adults 18+. So a McDonald's franchise is not legally obligated to pay a 14 year old the same as a 18+ year old in the first place.

The truth is a high percentage of people working at McDonald's are adults because after our country gutted all the well-paying unionized manufacturing jobs, adults turn to low-paying service jobs like this. At least here in the GTA. Maybe it's different out in the boonies.

At any rate, the living wage situation in the urban centres (like the GTA) is mostly caused by rampant real estate speculation driving up the cost of houses and rent rather than greedy corporations stiffing their workers. $14/hr used to be an excellent wage back when rent was cheap. I'd be willing to bet that real estate tycoons have far larger profit margins than McDonald's franchisees or even McDonald's corporate.

i also believe that is the main problem
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Terabithia wrote: Too bad Harvey's isn't doing that well
I'm very willing to support a Canadian business if possible
and their burger is always the bomb
agreed, 2$ for jr with tons of veggies is very good value and it taste like a burger.
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Terabithia wrote: Too bad Harvey's isn't doing that well
I'm very willing to support a Canadian business if possible
and their burger is always the bomb
If you're interested, here's a list of all the restaurants that Recipe Unlimited (the owner of Harvey's - formerly called Cara Operations) owns: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_a ... _Unlimited
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Double cheeseburger is now $2.99. No where to go from there. Once it crosses the $3 mark it will see a decrease in sales I imagine. Huge barrier between $2.99 and $3.00 in peoples minds.
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rkt1337 wrote: always a lot of people when i get dollar drinks

meanwhile subway and harveys pretty much empty
The Harvey's I went to last week has a line up at lunch...there was a constant flow of people coming in ordering burgers and fries. It was not a line up out the front door, but it was pretty much 3 people waiting to order while I was there. So the flow was there...one person leaves, one person comes in.
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toram23901 wrote: The Harvey's I went to last week has a line up at lunch...there was a constant flow of people coming in ordering burgers and fries. It was not a line up out the front door, but it was pretty much 3 people waiting to order while I was there. So the flow was there...one person leaves, one person comes in.
My local Harvey's is empty, but then again-wait until dine in service returns. It'll look busy once again no doubt.
Plus also, the McDonald's with patios are doing quite well.
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Oh no! The sausage McMuffin is now $2.50 too up from $1.99
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$2.90 ($2.92 actually) after taxes for a McDouble now.

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kindred_99 wrote: $2.90 ($2.92 actually) after taxes for a McDouble now.

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My Prediction. After a while (maybe a couple of months), the price will be rolled back to a price that will still be significantly higher than before COVID-19 but lower than todays. It will be advertised as "Savings, Price Rollback" etc.
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I don't go to any fast food burger joint without a coupon. Preference is Harveys (for taste, cleanliness and order accuracy). Always try to get the best burger a joint sells, not value burgers.
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Unless it's a delivery only price, the McPicks meals are $6.29 now.
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I used to order two $1.99 burgers to keep my lunch under $4, thus only paying 5% tax.

Now, with all these increases to their value menu, there is no way to keep my order under $4. Looks like I'll have to be visiting McDonald's less now
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Ordered my go-to rush lunch the other day, McDouble/Jr Chicken/Sm Fry. Well over $8.00 including taxes. Nearly shit my pants; actually had to ask the drive-through cashier if she had the right order. I used to get this combo for under $5 when the $1.39 value menu existed. No thanks, Mc D's. I'm not going there anymore until they reduce prices (which will probably be never).

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