As prices continue to rise due to inflation, a viral TikTok video captured a hilarious moment when a Taco Bell customer was shocked to see his drive-thru order appeared to be over $866.
In the video posted by user Janet (@jiiroux), the customer can be heard repeating the amount in disbelief, but his confusion is soon cleared up when the cashier corrects the amount to $8.66.
@jiiroux Lmaoooo I was like wtf #tacobell #fyp #forupage #foryou #シ #explore #abcxyz #zyxcbaシ🦋 ♬ original sound – janet❤️
The viral clip, which managed to garner over 503,400 views, includes overlay text that reads, “$866 for two tacos and some cinnamon rolls.”
In the comments section, viewers joked about the incident and speculated as to what might be causing the $866.30 to show up on the drive-thru display.
“Inflation is hitting Taco Bell really hard,” one commenter said jokingly.
“She tried to cheat on her car,” wrote another jokingly.
“Would have driven away quickly,” commented a third.
Some viewers linked the light-hearted moment to the reality of rising inflation and its impact on prices.
One said: “By next year it will be a reality.”
Another noted, “It will be soon.”
The Daily Dot contacted Janet via TikTok comment and Taco Bell via press email.
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*Initial publication: January 17, 2023 2:51 pm CST
Vladimir Supica is a Serbia-based freelance writer for the Daily Dot. He enjoys traveling around Europe, reading non-fiction books and playing with his dog Max.
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