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McDonalds new drink pricing
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:48 PM

I have been paying $1.00 at McDonalds for a large drink for a long, long time. Today, the price for a large drink was $1.49. An increase of 49%!!! That's nuts! I live in the Chicago area. Is this price increase a local thing, or is it country wide?

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:56 PM

Not sure if its just local or country wide, but they still have free re-fills, don't they?  Big Smile

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:56 PM

JohnnyK

I have been paying $1.00 at McDonalds for a large drink for a long, long time. Today, the price for a large drink was $1.49. An increase of 49%!!! That's nuts! I live in the Chicago area. Is this price increase a local thing, or is it country wide? 

Probably caused by the general increases in inflation over the past 16 months, more than anything else.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 3:48 PM

Will have to check it out,but still okay with free refills

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Posted by Space Ranger on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:10 PM

Sounds like a first-world problem to me.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:06 PM

Hmmm;

        Your prices ain't no different than ours here in New Braunfels ,Tx. Refills are still free though!

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:08 PM

Go to Wendy's and ask for a "Senior Drink."  It's free, along with all the refills you want.  Coffee, too, but you have to ask for it.

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:23 PM

There is the Big Mac index, so oddly enough McDonalds is an economic indicator :)

 

https://www.economist.com/big-mac-index

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:16 PM

Cadet Chuck

Go to Wendy's and ask for a "Senior Drink."  It's free, along with all the refills you want.  Coffee, too, but you have to ask for it.

 

My mom in Fla. always ordered a "Senior Drink" from McD's. It was $1 and the cup was their second smallest drink cup (only the Happy Meal cup was smaller).

I told her all sizes were $1, whether it was large, medium or small. She was paying the same for less drink. She started ordering a large sweet tea after that.

But, yeah, complaining about the cost of a soft drink at a fast food restaurant is a first world problem. I once ordered a large drink from the Burger King next to a local high school. The girl made sure to let me know it wasn't a dollar like it was a McDonald's. I said okay. It turned out to be like $2.59, two and a half times more.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:21 PM

Gotta do something to allow them to pay a $15 hr minimum starting wage. 

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:28 AM

JohnnyK

I have been paying $1.00 at McDonalds for a large drink for a long, long time. Today, the price for a large drink was $1.49. An increase of 49%!!! That's nuts! I live in the Chicago area. Is this price increase a local thing, or is it country wide?

 

 
They're doing you a favor. Soda pop is one of the worse things you can put into your body, they contain sucralose which
  • alters glucose and insulin levels.
  • increases risk of digestive problems.
  • alters gut health and damages the GI tract.
  • kills probiotics.
  • may play a role in certain cancers.
  • generates toxic compounds when heated.
  • And a lot more.
I haven't drank any carbonated drinks since 2005.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:50 AM

That's okay,mines even worse because I only drink diet soda which adds sucrulose and aspartame to the formula,so drink up and enjoy,give me the 32 oz !!! Devil

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:18 PM

Burritos at the taco truck downstairs just went from $ 2.89 to $ 3.49. Yikes, 20% price hike.

But yeah, better to avoid soft drinks.

 

Bill

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:45 PM

disastermaster

 

 
JohnnyK

I have been paying $1.00 at McDonalds for a large drink for a long, long time. Today, the price for a large drink was $1.49. An increase of 49%!!! That's nuts! I live in the Chicago area. Is this price increase a local thing, or is it country wide?

 

 

 
They're doing you a favor. Soda pop is one of the worse things you can put into your body, they contain sucralose which
  • alters glucose and insulin levels.
  • increases risk of digestive problems.
  • alters gut health and damages the GI tract.
  • kills probiotics.
  • may play a role in certain cancers.
  • generates toxic compounds when heated.
  • And a lot more.
I haven't drank any carbonate drinks since 2005.
 

I started drinking diet as Tojo said and have lost 3.5lb/1.6kg over the last two weeks. Would love to cut down even more but water gives me a bad case of Montezuma's Revenge if you know what I mean. Is there anything better to drink?

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:54 PM

I looked at their menu board today. Their menu still says that a soft dring is a $1.00. HOWEVER, if you look really close you will notice a very small SM next to the $1.00.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:17 PM

Gamera
I started drinking diet as Tojo said and have lost 3.5lb/1.6kg over the last two weeks. Would love to cut down even more but water gives me a bad case of Montezuma's Revenge if you know what I mean. Is there anything better to drink?

Heh...I got hooked on Diet Coke because it pretty much neutralized my nausea while I was on chemo a couple of years ago.  Should probably stop drinking it too since there's no good reason to do so at this point.  DM is definitely right, its all terrible for you...but then again, pretty much everything else at McDonalds is poison too.  The main thing I drink during the day though is either iced herbal tea or water.  Can't deal with caffeine when I'm under stress at work.  Gamera, you might look into making some iced herbal tea to drink in place of soda or plain water.  Celestial Seasonings has a pretty good variety.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:15 PM

Never mind the $1.49 soda, my car's "drink" just set me back $60!  But I hear it's actually worse in places on the mainland.  Usually we have the highest gas prices in the nation.

Enjoy your soda, JohnnyK; at least it is still affordable!

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:40 PM

I remember, back in the mid 1970's, I could get three tacos and a small drink for a buck at Taco Bell. I think with tax it jumped up to $1.03. At Jack in the Box, I could get a hamburger, a taco, and a medium drink for a dollar, including the tax.

Dang, how the times have changed, or I should probably say; dang, I'm getting old!!

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:47 PM

My "best value" meal was at the university's campus center cafeteria, where a slice of pepperoni pizza was 75 cents.  I used to buy two and a soda for around $3.  This was back in 1985.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:51 PM

Costco - Big hotdog and a bottomless drink $1.50.  Best deal ever and hasn't changed.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 9:07 PM

Gamera

 disastermaster

JohnnyK

I have been paying $1.00 at McDonalds for a large drink for a long, long time. Today, the price for a large drink was $1.49. An increase of 49%!!! That's nuts! I live in the Chicago area. Is this price increase a local thing, or is it country wide?

 
  • alters glucose and insulin levels.
  • increases risk of digestive problems.
  • alters gut health and damages the GI tract.
  • kills probiotics.
  • may play a role in certain cancers.
  • generates toxic compounds when heated.
  • And a lot more.
I haven't drank any carbonate drinks since 2005.
 I started drinking diet as Tojo said and have lost 3.5lb/1.6kg over the last two weeks. Would love to cut down even more but water gives me a bad case of Montezuma's Revenge if you know what I mean. Is there anything better to drink
 

 
 
I've probably drank about six cases of beer and 2 quarts of Amoretta Desorrona Liqueur in my whole life (stopped all that many years ago) and I have never smoked (anything) despite all the bullying in high school to "have a camel" back in the mid sixties.
 
All fast food hamburger joints are history to me.
 
I work out at the gym ~ a lot..... going on 33 years now.
 
I decided I wanted to lose 20 pounds last February, so... it took me a year.
It was worth it. I went from a tight 34" to a good fitting 32" in my 529 Low rise Levi's.
 
I eat once a day around 8 pm.
I listen to the TV while working on a model.
 (You actually get so involved you don't realize you're getting hungry).
I go to bed around 3 am.
I'm up between 11 am or noon and mix a quart bottle of my "special"
                            *drink*
 
(I sip on it all day, even in a restaurant).
I go pay bills and do the normal things.....
  or maybe some target practice or back home with the models.
                     
 
*The drink is my own personal mix, seems to work great.
 
 
     Might seem gross but here it is.
        All mixed up in a one quart bottle.
                
Strawberry flavor,10 packs to a box.
 
I use one 3 gram pack in each bottle to give more flavor.
Plus 5.0 grams of strawberry flavored creatine monohydrate.
Plus 5.0 grams of strawberry flavored L-Citrulline Malate.
One ounce of vinegar.
Sorry to say JohnnyK, but fill it with bottled water and shake it up.
 
Might need to get used to it, but it isn't so bad when you adjust the ingredients.
And it won't happen overnight. You'd have to stick with this lifestyle for at least as long as I have.
 
One guy at the gym asked me what I was drinking and I told him.
He said he would rather drink cat pi%%.
So I asked him if he had ever drank any cat pi%% and he said "no".
Then I asked him, then how would you know?
No reply....,
    just a weird smile and an eyeroll.
                  

On the kitchen counter top in North Carolina

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Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:16 AM

stikpusher

Gotta do something to allow them to pay a $15 hr minimum starting wage. 

 

In my area, minimum wage was raised nearly 100% in one jump.  The fast food industry is not one with a realy big profit margin, and wages are a large part of costs.

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:22 AM

Hi?

       Gotta ask, That was only a quarter tank wasn't it?

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:20 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi?

       Gotta ask, That was only a quarter tank wasn't it?

 

You talking to me TB?  If so, my car maxes out at around12 gallons.  I know trucks and European cars tend to have enormous fuel tanks, but Japanese cars generally don't.  My old 1983 Honda Accord could take only 8 gallons!  Back in the day, a fill up cost less than $20, even in Hawaii.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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