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Old 11-12-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Broward County FL
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A few items remain like the McChicken, but the McDouble is now $1.19 and I read that small fries cost $1.19 now too.

Well McD you just lost a customer and now I will be going to Burger King and Checkers more often.

The items you raised the price of are not worth more than $1.

 
Old 11-12-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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I'm sure the local Mc D's franchisee is heartbroken that you're defecting. You don't believe that they actually make a meaningful profit on those items, do you?????
 
Old 11-12-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Broward County FL
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I'm sure the local Mc D's franchisee is heartbroken that you're defecting. You don't believe that they actually make a meaningful profit on those items, do you?????
I really don't care about them. I hope hey are heartbroken. I'm sure they make enough on idiots who pay $4 for a big mac which is a double cheeseburger with an extra slice of bread to make up for it. And I know they make profit from that $1 menu. The make 10 or more patties from a pound of ground beef that probably cost them $2 or less wholesale and in large quantities.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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I could be wrong about this, as I very rarely eat fast food, but I stopped at a Burger King a couple months ago on a road trip (short on other options) and I don't think they really have a "dollar" menu either. It seems to me that most of their items on the value menu were priced slightly above a dollar, much like this. And I just took a quick look at Checkers, seems to be the same there. A double cheeseburger at Checkers isn't a dollar, it's a bit more.

I just think this is the way it's going to be from now on -- the true dollar menus will be phased out in favor of "Value" menus. Food costs more these days generally.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Burger King still has, and is keeping, it's full dollar menu, which includes their double cheeseburger.
McDonald's will lose out, simply because the customers will not be there to buy the secondary things with their meals.
I posted about this a few weeks ago.
I'm going Burger King, too.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Broward County FL
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I could be wrong about this, as I very rarely eat fast food, but I stopped at a Burger King a couple months ago on a road trip (short on other options) and I don't think they really have a "dollar" menu either. It seems to me that most of their items on the value menu were priced slightly above a dollar, much like this. And I just took a quick look at Checkers, seems to be the same there. A double cheeseburger at Checkers isn't a dollar, it's a bit more.

I just think this is the way it's going to be from now on -- the true dollar menus will be phased out in favor of "Value" menus. Food costs more these days generally.
The thing is that McDonalds and Wendys burgers are tiny. Wendy raised their dollar menu prices too.

Checkers and Burger King had to drop or change their dollar menu, but for a good reason. They use a lot more beef in their burgers.

I would rather buy a double cheeseburger and a small fries from BK for $3 than a Mcdouble and small fires for $2.40.

I would also rather buy 2 items for $3 at Checkers, their Cheese Double has a lot more beef then the McDouble.

Trust me they may not be crying now, but McD will lose sales because of this.

The thing is that the MdDouble is not worth more than $1. Neither is Wendys tiny double burger when the price went up and I don't buy it anymore.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Broward County FL
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Broward County FL
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Burger King still has, and is keeping, it's full dollar menu, which includes their double cheeseburger.
McDonald's will lose out, simply because the customers will not be there to buy the secondary things with their meals.
I posted about this a few weeks ago.
I'm going Burger King, too.
Well where I am they don't have the double cheeseburger for $1. For a while they did the same thing as McD and put only one slice of cheese and called it something else, but then they raised the price of that. But it's worth the price to pay more to get a better product. They will lose out. Trust me if they don't like the profit from the $1 menu they will regret losing millions of dollars a day chainwide because of the price increase.

Also I think McD raised prices because I heard that they stopped using beef sludge in their burger patties and it costs them more.
http://business.time.com/2012/02/01/...amburger-meat/
McDonald’s Drops ‘Pink Slime’ From Hamburger Meat
 
Old 11-12-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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It will be interesting to see whether it actually DOES hurt them or not. McD's is pretty savvy in terms of reversing decisions that don't economically benefit them. If changing the dollar menu to "value" menu actually does hurt their sales in any notable way, I'm guessing they'll revisit it. I'm guessing the same people who will pay a dollar for a small-ish sandwich will pay a buck nineteen for one, too, largely.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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McDonalds food is ment to lower your IQ. They'd give it away for free if they thought more people would eat it. If this actually stops people from buying there, don't worry they'll fix it.
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