McDonald’s Fans Left Fuming As Price Of Popular Menu Item Spikes 112%

McDonald's fans have been left fuming as the price of the breakfast menu's hash brown has spiked by 112%.
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McDonald’s fans have been left fuming as the price of a popular menu item has spiked by 112%.

The fast-food chain is one of the biggest franchises in the world and it’s known for its huge range of burgers, moreish fries and McFlurries.

But it’s also known for being affordable for those who are on the go.

However, McDonald’s finally appears to have been hit by the cost of living crisis – as the price of one of its menu items has shot up in price.

Check out this hash brown recipe in the clip below…

In 2019, McDonald’s hash browns cost just 89p and now, according to the chain’s app, the breakfast dish costs £1.49.

Some customers have even claimed that when ordering through Just Eat, the snack has cost as much as £1.89.

Many McDonald’s fans have now taken to Twitter and reacted to the price increase – and it’s safe to say they’re not impressed.

One person tweets: “No one is talking about the price of a McDonald’s hash brown but we should be.”

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A second says: “The price of a hash brown from McDonald’s is OBSCENE!!!!”

Somebody else comments: “The entire country is ignoring the absolute skyrocket price of the McDonald’s hash brown.”

A fourth person writes: “The McDonald’s hash brown price is crazy.”

While another customer pens: “At this point, it’s cheaper to buy a bag of them from the shops.

“I remember in 2013 they were 75p and I really don’t understand, even with inflation, how they’re over a quid with how popular McDonald’s is globally.”

McDonald's hash brown.
McDonald’s has increased the price of its hash brown and people aren’t happy about it. Credit: McDonald’s

Another adds: “McDonald’s ain’t cheap no more lmao.”

McDonald’s has responded to some of the comments regarding the price increase.

One of the replies reads: “Prices are up to the restaurant owner to decide. location and food costs cause prices to vary.

“You can always download the McDonald’s App for the latest and greatest deals!”

The price increase comes after the fast-food chain raised the price of other items earlier this year.

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The Mayo Chicken rose from 99p to £1.19 in February and the Bacon Mayo Chicken shot from £1.59 to £1.79.

While the Bacon Double Cheeseburger increased from £2.49 to £2.69, the Triple Cheeseburger from £2.69 to £2.89 and for those wanting to order a medium fizzy drink, it’s gone from £1.39 to £1.49.

Although fans won’t be happy about these price increases, there is some good news for McDonald’s fans.

In the UK, the chain has just launched four new dipping sauces for McNuggets, the Steakhouse Stack burger and a Strawberries & Cream frappé and an Iced Latte – which sounds amazing for the hot summer days ahead!

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.