The price of five popular menu items at McDonald’s is set to rise as a result of the cost-of-living crisis.
The chain, which has more than 1,200 restaurants in the UK, said that like many other business it had been hit by rising food and energy prices.
Food items affected include the Mayo Chicken burger, the Bacon Double Cheeseburger, the Bacon Mayo Chicken burger, the Triple Cheeseburger and the medium fizzy drink.
Prices already vary across restaurants as some are operated by franchisees, who set their own prices.
McDonald’s last changed its prices in July 2022, blaming inflation and rising costs.
Prices already vary across restaurants as some are operated by franchisees, who set their own prices
The Mayo Chicken burger, which has long been a staple of the Saver Menu, will jump from 99p to £1.19
The Mayo Chicken burger, which has long been a staple of the Saver Menu, will jump from 99p to £1.19, an increase of 20 per cent.
The Bacon Mayo Chicken will rise to £1.79, a rise of 12.6 per cent from its previous price of £1.59.
And the increases to the Saver Menu don’t stop there as the Bacon Double Cheeseburger will now set you back £2.69 and the Triple Cheeseburger £2.89.
A medium fizzy drink has increased by 10p, from £1.39 to £1.49.
A spokesperson told The Mirror: ‘We are committed to offering great tasting food at affordable prices. However, like many businesses, the impact of the increase in food and energy costs continues to affect our company and our franchisees.’
‘We carefully review and adjust pricing to offer great value and quality.
‘At the same time, we continue to work hard on how we can provide our customer’s value where it matters most, with personalised offers and rewards through the MyMcDonald’s Rewards scheme.’
Prices first rose in July 2022 when McDonald’s announced a number of increases across its menu, blaming rising inflation.
The Cheeseburger jumped by 20p, a McFlurry by 10p and all McCafe hot drinks increased.
The 20 McNugget Sharebox rose by £1 and breakfast and large meal combinations went up too.
Today’s increases come as McDonald’s restaurants across the UK are introduce six new food items.
But fans of some of the takeaway chain’s food and drinks won’t be Lovin’ It, as nine items featured on the menu will be removed to make space.
Price shock: McDonald’s hiked the price of its cheeseburger from 99p to £1.19 in July 2022 – the first rise since 2008
A Double Cheeseburger will not go up but a Triple Cheeseburger will now set you back £2.89 as prices rise
The new products will only be around for six weeks, so customers will have to be quick if they want to get their hands on them.
All of the menu additions are old favourites making a comeback – including the Grand Big Mac, The Sun reported.
The stack of two beef burgers has a slice of cheese, lettuce, onion, pickles and Big Mac sauce all in a sesame topped bun.
As with other signature McDonald’s burgers, the Grand Big Mac can come with bacon too.
The menu is also being spiced up a bit, with a £4.79 McSpicy burger added in – which costs £6.29 as part of a meal.
Chilli Cheese Bites have also been brought in, but are replacing the popular Cheesy Garlic Bites.
The Grand Big Mac – a stack of two beef burgers with a slice of cheese, lettuce, onion, pickles and Big Mac sauce all in a sesame topped bun – will be making a comeback
Chilli Cheese Bites will also be brought in from Wednesday and are replacing the popular Cheesy Garlic Bites
They come in a portion of four chilli cheese bites in a crispy batter, costing £2.29 for Single or £6.29 for Sharebox.
The Galaxy chocolate and Galaxy Caramel McFlurry are also returning to menus, in the regular size for £1.99 or £1.49 for a Mini.
The famous desserts are made up of soft dairy ice cream, covered with chunks of Galaxy chocolate and topped with either chocolate or caramel sauce.
Aero chocolate McFlurrys will be taken off the menu in exchange, which is likely to disappoint mint chocolate lovers.
Among the other items which will be removed from February 15 are The Spicy Sriracha Chicken One.
The chicken burger can be ordered with grilled or crispy batter. The Big Tasty is also being taken off, as is The Big Tasty with bacon.
And the Caramel Waffle Latte Hot Chocolate Deluxe is a drink which is being removed from the menu indefinitely.
The swapped-in items will only be available for a limited period of time, as part of the occasional menu revamp at the restaurant chain.
Items being added
- McSpicy burger – £4.79 on its own or £6.29 as a meal
- Grand Big Mac – £4.89 on its own or £6.49 as a meal
- Grand Big Mac with Bacon £5.69 on its own or £7.29 as a meal
- Chilli Cheese bites – £2.29 for Single or £6.29 for Sharebox
- Galaxy Chocolate McFlurry – £1.99 for Regular or £1.49 for Mini
- Galaxy Caramel McFlurry – £1.99 for Regular or £1.49 for Mini
Items being removed
- Cheesy Garlic Bites
- Aero Peppermint McFlurry
- Aero Chocolate McFlurry
- The Spicy Sriracha Chicken One – Crispy
- The Spicy Sriracha Chicken One – Grilled
- The Big Tasty The Big Tasty with bacon
- Caramel Waffle Latte Hot Chocolate Deluxe