When you go to McDonalds, you expect two things: fast and cheap.

Sure, you want the food to be good, but that’s a given.

So, quick: in your mind, how much do you think a combo meal from McDonalds should cost?




Mayyyyyyyybe $10?

Well, now a McDonalds combo meal is going for as much as $16 in some places!

A TikToker posted his receipt online, and now it’s going viral..


That’s clearly due to inflation and the higher cost of living.

The reality is that millions of Americans feel the pinch.

Prices are getting higher and higher every year.

There’s only one thing that’s different.

Joe Biden is sitting in the White House.

Yahoo News confirms that the Biden administration is very aware about the $16 McDonalds meal:

On Dec. 20, 2022, Topher Olive went to a McDonald’s in the town of Post Falls, Idaho, and ordered a limited edition “smoky” double quarter pounder BLT with fries and a Sprite. The meal cost $16.10, and he posted the receipt on TikTok.

Even though he had ordered a novelty item, Olive’s video about a $16 McDonald’s order went viral, racking up hundreds of thousands of views. After a McDonald’s revenue report recently, the same post went viral again earlier this month, with at least a half-dozen news outlets – including the Washington Examiner, the New York Post and Newsmax – picking up the story of Olive’s pricey patty. One YouTube video from this month with 2 million views inaccurately describes it as “a Big Mac meal” that cost $16. Posts on Reddit, the conservative site Twitchy and elsewhere tied the cost to President Biden’s economic management: Inflation, the theory went, had gotten so out of control that the price of a fast-food burger was approaching $20.

These stories soon reached the White House Office of Digital Strategy, which tracked the meme as one of many exaggerated examples of the nation’s economic woes, according to a White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to reflect internal discussions.

The fact that Biden’s team is aware of this means that they know it’s a problem.

They will attempt to spin their way out of the story.

But here’s the thing:

Will Americans believe propaganda?

Or will they believe what they feel in their own pockets?

Again, fast food is supposed to be cheap.

At $16, that’s over twice as much as minimum wage.

How are every day people supposed to support themselves and their families?

The Washington Examiner has more details on this story:

McDonald’s price hikes have upset one TikToker, resulting in a viral video.

“So, I understand there’s a labor shortage, wage increases, and a number of other factors,” Christopher Olive says in his video while capturing his bacon cheeseburger, fries, and a soda. “But $16? $16 for a burger, a large fry, and a drink? It’s just crazy!”


The receipt shows that the single meal purchased cost Olive $16.10 in Idaho. However, other states are seeing even greater hikes. A Big Mac combo meal, including medium fries and a medium soft drink, can run as high as $18 in Connecticut but costs $13.69 in New York City’s Times Square.

So what do you think?

Is Christopher a cheapskate?

Or is inflation real?

And is it hurting people like you?

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