McDonald's: Unsustainable Price Increases

McDonald's Q1 2023 results surpassed expectations with a 12.6% surge in global same-store sales due to menu price hikes and affordability options attracting more guests.

McDonald's reports a decrease in units per transaction as customers add fewer items like french fries to their orders, according to CEO Chris Kempczinski in an earnings call.

McDonald's CEO Kempczinski noted in an earnings call that most markets worldwide are seeing a slight decline in metrics such as units per transaction, including items like fries.

Customers on Reddit complained about the "outrageously overpriced" fries at McDonald's, with one stating they no longer order them due to the high cost.

Customers on Reddit criticize McDonald's fries as both expensive and inconsistent in quality.

A Redditor noted McDonald's fries are often undercooked and soggy, causing them to stop ordering; currently, a large fries in a New Jersey location costs $4.39.