McDonald's Hikes Price Of Cheeseburger For The First Time In 14 Years

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You won't often find us delivering bad news when it comes to one of our favourite fast food chains, McDonald's. Most of the time, we're either rejoicing over the launch of a new burger, shouting about a brand-new menu hack or celebrating a cracking deal, which makes what we're about to tell you guys a pretty big deal...

As of today (Wednesday 27 July) McDonald's cheeseburger, among other menu items, will see a 20p price increase from 99p to £1.19. The cause? Rising inflation.

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In an email sent to customers this morning, McDonald's UK and Ireland CEO Alistair Macrow said, "Some prices remain unaffected, and some will continue to vary across our restaurants.

"We understand that any price increases are not good news, but we have delayed and minimised these changes for as long as we could."

Photo credit: McDonald's
Photo credit: McDonald's

He went on to say, "Just like you, our company, our franchisees who own and operate our restaurants, and our suppliers are all feeling the impact of rising inflation.

"At times like this, we know that providing great value is important.

"Since we opened in the UK in 1974, we have committed to offering great tasting food at affordable prices, and that commitment will not change.

"But, today's pressures mean, like many, we are having to make some tough choices about our prices."

A spokesperson told Sky News that breakfast meals, main meals, large coffees and chicken nugget share boxes are among the other menu items which could see an increase in price too.

Photo credit: Nathan Stirk - Getty Images
Photo credit: Nathan Stirk - Getty Images
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