The blows of the cost of living crisis just keep on coming as McDonald's has announced it's raising the price of five of its popular menu items.
So much for a happy meal, am I right?
News of the price hike comes shortly after McDonald's excited fans with the news that the McSpicy was becoming a permanent menu item, but underneath that silver lining was the cloud none of us wanted to see.
The fast food chain announced today (15 February) that it would be introducing the higher prices with immediate effect as a result of increased food and energy costs.
Different branches of the restaurant are able to set their own cost for items, but new prices have been set as a guidance for five items, many of which are fan favourites.
We'll have to wave goodbye to the 99p Mayo Chicken as the cost has increased to £1.19, while the Bacon Mayo Chicken has risen from £1.59 to £1.79.
Beef burgers aren't safe either, as the bacon double cheeseburger has increased from £2.49 to £2.69, while the triple cheeseburger has risen from £2.69 to £2.89.
You'll also have to dig out some more pennies for a medium fizzy drink, which will now set you back £1.49 as opposed to the previous price of £1.39.
Explaining the changes, a spokesperson for McDonald's assured the company is 'committed to offering great tasting food at affordable prices', but added: “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 customers value where it matters most, with personalised offers and rewards through the MyMcDonald’s Rewards scheme.”
This isn't the first time McDonald's customers have been asked to dig a little deeper for their food, as last year the restaurant increased the price of its cheeseburger for the first time in 14 years.
It's obviously not ideal, though fans of the restaurant will at least still be able to score some free food with the help of MyMcDonald’s Rewards, which allows customers to collect points on the app for every penny spent in the restaurant.
These points can be collected and spent on a variety of menu items, including McFlurries, fries and even a Big Mac.
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