McDonald’s customer shows Big Mac Combo for $16.89
In a recent video, a TikToker showed how expensive McDonald’s station wagon items have become.
In the video, @xconmedia pans across the McDonald’s menu screens while saying “Good, good, good” in a disapproving tone. He states that the McDonald’s he is filming from is in Connecticut.
“Anyone see the prices of these combos?” he asks.
When he zooms in on the menu prices, viewers can see that the prices are noticeably higher than usual. A chicken sandwich combo at the @xconmedia site costs between $16.69 and $17.89, and a burger costs between $16.89 and $18.29.
When he sees that a Big Mac combo meal costs $16.89, he shouts out the price in surprise and irritation.
“Do you all remember the stimulus checks they issued? Thought you’d get away with the stimulus money, huh? They want it back!” @xconmedia says at the end of the short video.
@xconmedia #mcdonaldsprices #stimulusmoney #inflation2023 #recession2023 #pricesgoingup ♬ Original sound – Xcon Media
TikTok has nearly 300,000 views and a whopping 3,600 comments. The video caption included multiple hashtags, including #inflation2023, #recession2023, and #pricesgoingup.
Many people in the comments expressed their disapproval and said they wouldn’t pay that much to eat at the fast food restaurant.
“It wasn’t worth it if it was only $8,” said one person.
“You can keep these burgers!!!! I’ll never pay that,” said another. @xconmedia replied to this person saying that he didn’t end up paying for the expensive combo.
One person in Texas shared that a Big Mac at their local McDonald’s only fetches them $7.19.
Another person correctly guessed that @xconmedia had to be at a highway rest stop or an airport location because they “always raised the prices”. In a reply, @xconmedia confirmed that he was at a rest stop.
The DailyDot reached out to @xconmedia via a TikTok comment.
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*Initial publication: April 7, 2023 at 9:40 am CDT
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