McDonald's Dollar Menu fans will need to brace themselves for a hike in prices. McDonald's announced Monday that its Dollar Menu will soon be called the Dollar Menu and More to accommodate pricier offerings. The move came shortly after the fast-food chain announced earnings for its third quarter were up by 5%.
The new menu will consist of existing Dollar Menu items along with two additional tiers of pricing. Sandwiches and other items will be priced at $1 to $2 while more expensive items such as a 20-piece order of McNuggets will cost about $5.
The existing Dollar Menu features a Sausage Biscuit, Premium Roast Coffee, Hash Browns, Sausage Burrito and Sausage McMuffin, each $1 for breakfast, and for the rest of the day, a Grilled Onion Cheddar Burger, McDouble, McChicken, Side Salad, Fruit n Yogurt Parfait, Sweet Tea, Vanilla Cone and Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Wait, how is a menu with a range of different prices on it different from what other businesses call a regular menu?
According to a McDonald's spokesperson, the Dollar Menu and More will be a way for the company to ensure "pricing flexibility." It will replace the existing Extra Value Menu that currently features items such as the snack wraps, Oreo and M&Ms McFlurrys and the Double Cheeseburger.
The Dollar Menu and More is being tested in Fresno, Calif., Columbia, S.C., Albuquerque, Hartford, Conn., and Memphis, Tenn. No official rollout date has been announced for the menu.
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