Prices at fast-food giants Hungry Jack’s, McDonald’s and KFC surge as inflation and production costs rise

If you thought your last fast-food order was a little more expensive than usual, you’re right.

A large chunk of the menu at fast food giants including Hungry Jack’s, McDonald’s and KFC have surged over the past year as inflation and production costs rise.

Even the cost of the humble soft-serve cone has increased as franchise owners admit they’re grappling with how to adjust prices.

There’s been an uproar this week in the UK after McDonald’s, citing inflation, ended its 99p cheeseburger deal and raised the price to £1.19.

Back home, a McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder has increased 95¢ since last year from $7.65 to $8.60, while small and large soft drinks are up 40¢ each.

Hungry families or uni students looking to fill the fridge for the week are going to have to stretch a bit further at KFC this year for a bucket of 21 pieces of chicken — up $3.50 to $38.45, while a pack of six wicked wings is up $1 .

And at Hungry Jack’s, a Whopper is up a whopping 60¢ and cheeseburger meals are up between $1 and $1.30.

Soft serve cones are now 70¢ at Hungry Jack’s, up from 60¢, and 75¢ at McDonald’s, up from 70¢.

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