McDonald’s hikes menu prices as 99p cheeseburger soars for first time in years

That’s what McDonald’s announced It will increase the cost of some menu items as it increases the cost of the 99p cheeseburger for the first time in years.

In a statement from CEO Alistair Macrow, he cited “incredibly challenging times” for the price range and said the company and franchisees are feeling the cost of rising inflation.

McDonald’s said: “This summer our restaurants will add between 10p and 20p to a range of dishes hardest hit by inflation. Starting today, we’re raising the price of our cheeseburger for the first time in over 14 years. Take it from 99p to £1.19.

“Some prices will remain unaffected, and some will continue to vary across our restaurants. We understand that price increases are not good news, but we have delayed and minimized these changes for as long as possible. We will continue to listen to what you expect from us and work tirelessly to find solutions to today’s cost challenges affecting our business.”

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McDonald’s customers have taken to social media to anger the news, with one stressing that it is the “last straw” as the chain changes prices.

However, it added that it hadn’t changed the prices of items that didn’t need it. The Wrap range, for example, remains at £1.99. The chicken mayo burger and salads also remain the same.

Items change price at McDonald’s

Some items whose price could change with new prices are:

  • breakfast meals
  • main meals
  • Great coffees
  • McNuggets stock box

The option to upgrade meals to a major upgrade will likely see a price increase as well.

The new McDonald’s menu has Halloumi Fries

This comes as McDonald’s is introducing a new menuincluding fan favorite halloumi fries.

The new Taste of Spain and Cyprus menu begins with additions including two new burgers, a Spanish-inspired drink and the long-awaited Halloumi Fries.

The new menu begins Wednesday July 27th and runs through September 6th, giving you plenty of time to sample all of the limited edition items.

  • Spicy Spanish Stack – £5.39
  • Chicken Feast – £5.39
  • Halloumi fries – £2.49 or £6.49 Sharebox
  • Spanish Fruit Punch – £2.29 Medium or £2.61 Large

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