McDonald’s has quietly raised the price of a Big Mac by around £1 – and also made chicken nuggets, burgers, fries and milkshakes more expensive.
Last year the fast food giant claimed it could no longer protect customers from rising costs caused by rising inflation in the cost of goods, fuel, fuel and wages.
Yet in April McDonald’s revealed first-quarter sales rose four per cent to $5.9bn (£4.57bn) compared to the same period last year.
Now the fast food restaurant has increased prices across its menu in the UK without announcing it to customers.
This time last year the company said it had increased the price of a cheeseburger from 99p to £1.19 for the first time in 14 years.
McDonald’s has raised the price of a Big Mac by almost a pound without informing customers – and also made chicken nuggets, burgers, fries and milkshakes more expensive.
Even vegetarian dishes have been affected by the rise, with Vegetable Deluxe jumping from £3.59 to £4.19 and McPlant jumping from £3.69 to £4.29 (file image).
While a cheeseburger was still £1.19 in June, prices have risen to £1.29 this month, while a Big Mac is £4.59, up from £3.69, and fan favorite 20 Chicken McNuggets are at £5.79, up from £4.99.
McDonald’s prices its products
Cheeseburger – 10p price increase
20 McNugget Sharebox – up to 80p
Hamburgers – 10p price increase
Medium fry – 10p price increase
Double Cheeseburger – 20p price increase
Most hot drinks
Milkshakes have increased by 50p from £1.29 to £1.79, an increase of almost 40 per cent.
Even vegan dishes have been affected by the rise, with Vegetable Deluxe rising from £3.59 to £4.19 and McPlant from £3.69 to £4.29.
It revealed that the consumer price index rate was running at 7.9 percent in June, down from 8.7 percent the previous month and significantly below expectations.
Crucially, core measures of prices – excluding volatile components such as fuel – also declined.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt hailed official figures for CPI at its lowest level for 15 months but warned the battle to keep prices down had not yet been won.
‘We are not satisfied and know that high prices are still a huge concern for families and businesses,’ he said.
‘The best and only way we can ease these pressures and get our economy growing again is to stick to the plan to halve inflation this year.’
Rishi Sunak said he was ‘sticking to the plan’ of trying to bring inflation down to around 5 per cent by the end of the year.
The fast food giant has been hit with sexual misconduct allegations this week after young female McDonald’s workers claimed they were pushed around, given nicknames such as ‘McBike’ and rated on their attendance at work on a scoreboard.
McDonald’s posted higher prices and cumulative orders rose four percent to $5.9 billion in the first quarter compared to the same period last year.
Alistair McCroe, the boss of McDonald’s in the UK, has issued an apology after the BBC received allegations of harassment from more than 100 current and former employees of the fast food chain.
Alistair McCroe, the boss of McDonald’s in the UK, has apologized after the BBC received allegations that more than 100 current and former employees of the fast food chain had been harassed.
MailOnline also contacted dozens of current and former workers at the fast-food giant, some as young as 16, who claimed they had been put through terrifying ordeals at the hands of branch managers.
Some have claimed how managers will have a ‘scoreboard’ where they rate female employees and they count the number of sexual conquests they have with employees.
Others have claimed that the term ‘bubs sale burger’ will be thrown around just to justify hiring ‘pretty young girls’ while men are put to work behind the scenes.
Another added that girls are labeled ‘McBike’ if they appear to have dated or had sex with members of staff.
McDonald’s did not respond to a request for comment about the latest price hike when contacted by MailOnline.
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