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    • smarttips
    • By smarttips 25th Nov 17, 9:59 AM
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    McDonald's restaurants - are you paying too much?
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    • 25th Nov 17, 9:59 AM
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    McDonald's restaurants - are you paying too much? 25th Nov 17 at 9:59 AM
    In case you haven't noticed, McDonald's charge DIFFERENT prices in different stores for the SAME items!

    It might only be a 10p difference on an item but it adds up if buying for a family or you regularly visit that particular restaurant over a long period. Sometimes price differences can be even more e.g. Beef & Cheese Feast meal is currently £5.89 in one local restaurant but £6.19 in another store a couple of miles away. A 30p difference!

    So, if you live near more than one McDonald's restaurants, find out which one is the cheapest and then...let your friends know too!

    Last edited by smarttips; 25-11-2017 at 11:22 AM.
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    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 25th Nov 17, 1:23 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 1:23 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 1:23 PM
    Most places are the same,

    I have 3 local Tescoís and they all charge different prices for some things, itís just an area thing.
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    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 25th Nov 17, 5:56 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 5:56 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 5:56 PM
    So, if you live near more than one McDonald's restaurants, find out which one is the cheapest and then...let your friends know too!
    Originally posted by smarttips
    Why would you darken the door of this outfit?
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 25th Nov 17, 8:04 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 8:04 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 8:04 PM
    Are some of the restaurants not franchises, if that's the case then thats up to them what price they charge.

    No need for the word "different" to be in capitals nor the sentence in red.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 25th Nov 17, 8:39 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 8:39 PM
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    • 25th Nov 17, 8:39 PM
    Same with Burger King.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 26th Nov 17, 11:01 AM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 11:01 AM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 11:01 AM
    Many chain 'restaurants' vary their prices according to locality like this - Wetherspoons and Brewers Fayre certainly do.
    • Iamzee
    • By Iamzee 6th Dec 17, 1:47 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 1:47 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 1:47 PM
    Some branches vary in pricing but not so much as to reflect huge difference. I think all prices are regulated.
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 6th Dec 17, 2:40 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 2:40 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 2:40 PM
    In case you haven't noticed, McDonald's charge DIFFERENT prices in different stores for the SAME items!

    It might only be a 10p difference on an item but it adds up if buying for a family or you regularly visit that particular restaurant over a long period. Sometimes price differences can be even more e.g. Beef & Cheese Feast meal is currently £5.89 in one local restaurant but £6.19 in another store a couple of miles away. A 30p difference!

    So, if you live near more than one McDonald's restaurants, find out which one is the cheapest and then...let your friends know too!

    Originally posted by smarttips
    It doesnt really 'all add up'.

    It only 'all adds up' if you spend too much time in there, and even if you went there 7 days a week, that would be a whole £2.10 per person. But then you wouldnt go there 7 days per week if £2.10 made a difference.

    But in any case, I have told my friends to go to the one 5 miles down the road where a Big Mac meal is 15p cheaper. The petrol station round the corner is only charging £1.15/litre at the moment....

    #firstworldproblem
    Last edited by NineDeuce; 06-12-2017 at 2:42 PM.
    • Wassa123
    • By Wassa123 20th Dec 17, 4:37 PM
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    • 20th Dec 17, 4:37 PM
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    • 20th Dec 17, 4:37 PM
    They've been doing this for ages.

    I'm sure everyone knows how much you get ripped off by any of the fast food chains at a motorway service station.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 9th Jan 18, 7:49 PM
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    May surprise the OP to learn that some Macdonalds charge different prices at different times of the day.
    • Tallaght
    • By Tallaght 23rd Mar 18, 4:14 PM
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    I know someone who owns 5 mcdonalds franchises and he makes a hell of a lot of money despite pushing up prices on a regular basis.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 23rd Mar 18, 4:46 PM
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    Wetherspoons arecthe same.
    There are 2 in Durham not far from each other and the tea is 20p more in one than the other
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • QueensGreene50
    • By QueensGreene50 25th Mar 18, 9:40 PM
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    I feel like McDonalds is overpriced these days all together, £6 to be hungry again in 20 minutes isn't the best value in my eyes. Or maybe I'm just greedy lol .
    • singhini
    • By singhini 26th Mar 18, 11:47 PM
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    I would have thought council rates would effect prices to some degree (rates in a city centre being higher than out of town etc....)
    • Tallaght
    • By Tallaght 27th Mar 18, 5:20 PM
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    I am surprised how many parents take their kids to Mcdonalds before or after school.No wonder obesity is on the rise.
    • nobile
    • By nobile 27th Mar 18, 9:05 PM
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    I would say that this is a complete non-issue. I doubt anyone who goes into a McDonald's ever checks how much their meal will be - they go in, know what they want, order, collect/eat/leave.
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 28th Mar 18, 7:26 PM
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    I never eat "Fast Food", only good food.
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 18th Apr 18, 3:32 PM
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    I am surprised how many parents take their kids to Mcdonalds before or after school.No wonder obesity is on the rise.
    Originally posted by Tallaght
    My parents take my nieces occasionally.

    Chicken nuggets, carrot sticks, bottled water / organic milk & toy.
    Hardly 'Supersize Me'.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 18th Apr 18, 3:49 PM
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    This goes against the whole idea of Ray Kroc's vision - that you should be able to go into any McDonald's and order exactly the same item off exactly the same menu at exactly the same price.
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