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Wetherspoon customers left massively confused by weird new menu prices

Wetherspoon customers left massively confused by weird new menu prices

The price changes have drinkers wondering what Tim Martin was up to

Wetherspoon customers have been left scratching their heads over the 'bizarre' new prices on the menu.

Fans of the chain flock to its pubs for the reliably low prices, but not only have prices gone up - they've gone weird too.

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'Food obsessed' TikToker @brodies_bites_ recently went down to Spoons in Scotland and may have thought she was more p*ssed than she realised after looking at the menu.

In a viral video, she said: "Can someone please explain what on Earth has happened to Wetherspoons prices?

"We went to Spoons on the way home from Glasgow the other night just to grab something to eat because we had been drinking and realised we hadn't actually eaten yet."

Ahhh, a tale as old as time.

She then went on to explain what exactly was so baffling about the new menu.

@brodies_bites_/TikTok

She continued: "The point of this video is because for the first time in ages we've been to Spoons and normally it's like £1.29 for coleslaw, £10.59 for a burger and a drink - what the hell is this?

"£4.03 for soup, £5.54 for nachos - like what? £5.27 for a panini and a drink - what is actually going on?

"It continues throughout the whole menu, such bizarre pricing and even the side dishes, it's 81p for a side of chilli and £4.03 for chips, like I just don't understand it."

Look at those numbers.
TikTok/@brodies_bites_

The video has been viewed more than 730,000 times, and many others were left just as perplexed by the untidy pricing.

But while the prices might seem random, they're quite the opposite. The chain announced last month that it would be hiking prices by 7.5 percent, hence the strange prices we've been left with.

Wetherspoon declined to comment when approached by LADbible.

The chain also recently announced that it had returned to a half-year profit, having suffered losses during the pandemic.

The hospitality giant - which runs 843 pubs in the UK and Ireland - reported a five percent increase in sales over the six months to 29 January compared with the same period in 2019, and up 13 percent compared with the previous year.

Wetherspoon made a pre-tax profit of £4.6 million, compared with a loss of £21.3 million in the same period last year.

It was still a 90 percent decline compared with its pre-Covid figure of £50 million in the first half of 2019.

Sales have been improving each quarter since lockdown restrictions were lifted, founder Tim Martin said.

He said: "Inflationary pressures in the pub industry, as many companies have said, have been ferocious, particularly in respect of energy, food and labour.

"The Bank of England, and other authorities, believe that inflation is on the wane, which will certainly be of great benefit, if correct."

Featured Image Credit: Mark Richardson / Alamy Stock Photo / Islandstock / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: UK News, Food And Drink, Money