Customer slams McDonald’s as ‘no longer affordable’ after sharing bill for his regular order

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A TikToker called McDonald’s out after revealing his food bill and seeing how much a simple meal cost

Prices of everything seem to be going up a lot nowadays, as household names that used to be a cheap alternative when ordering in have started to get really pricey.

The US hasn’t been immune to the cost of living crisis, with inflation reaching insane levels, causing prices of things like food and energy to shoot up.

Up to now though, there has been one old reliable option that we’ve been able to fall back on – a cheap meal at McDonald’s.

Unfortunately though, the glass has shattered after this TikToker exposed the franchise with his viral clip.

Content creator Christopher Olive is an aspiring strongman, and in 2022 he presented his freshly bought fast food meal from the iconic golden arches.

It consisted of a Smoky Double Quarter Pounder BLT burger with a large fries and Sprite – pretty standard order at first glance.

So, how much do you think that amounted to?

Yeah, it’s more than a Happy Meal, and just a few years ago, you’d expect the meal to cost around $10, if not less.

But Christopher’s jaw was on the floor when he was given the receipt for his order.

Christopher couldn't believe the numbers he was seeing. (TikTok/@topherolive)

Christopher couldn’t believe the numbers he was seeing. (TikTok/@topherolive)

Looking down at the bill, he saw that he was charged a shocking $16.10 for his simple meal.

In the clip, he says: “So I get there’s a labour shortage, I get there’s wage increases and a number of other things but… sixteen dollars?

“Sixteen dollars for a burger, a large fries and a drink. It’s just crazy.”

Alongside nearly 180,000 views at the time of writing, the video has received thousands of comments from the online community, and it appears people are pretty divided.

On the one hand, $16 seems like a maddening price to pay for a burger meal. But on the other, every aspect of the supply chain has been hit with skyrocketing costs.

Taking to the comments section, one person wrote: “Five Guys prices at McDonald’s?!?” To which Christopher replied: “It’s crazy.”

Another said: “It’s officially not convenient or affordable anymore, might as well go to the store and buy hamburger meat.”

Even during the cost of living crisis, $16 is steep. (TikTok/@topherolive)

Even during the cost of living crisis, $16 is steep. (TikTok/@topherolive)

“I make a lot more of my own food these days because of stuff like this,” added a third, with the TikToker replying: “Exactly. I eat 90 percent from food I cook and this really shocked me.”

But not everyone agrees, with some suggesting he opted for the most expensive item on the menu.

“Bro ordered the most expensive meal they have and acted surprised,” wrote one, while another said: “Because you got DOUBLE DELUXE BACON quarter pounder, literally the most expensive option on the entire menu.”

And then there were those who suggested ways for McDonald’s lovers to save money, including this person who explained: “Download the app. You can literally eat McDonald’s for under $6 every time.”

A second chimed in: “Use the McDonald’s app, sometimes they have a 50% off and other offers.”

STAR SECRETS has reached out to McDonald’s for comment.

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