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Bidenomics: Fast Food Costs Soar — McChicken up 199%, Frosty up 111%, Taco Bell Burrito up 132%

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Bidenomics: Fast Food Costs Soar — McChicken up 199%, Frosty up 111%, Taco Bell Burrito up 132%

Wendell Husebø 22 May 2024

Fast food is no longer healthy for your wallet. Common fast food favorites increased in price under President Joe Biden’s so-called Bidenomics.

Fast food inflation has a disparate impact across racial and ethnic groups due to different levels of fast food consumption. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 42.4 percent of non-Hispanic black adults consume fast food, compared with 37.6 percent of non-Hispanic white adults, 35.5 percent of Hispanic adults, and 30.6 percent of Asian adults.

The higher price tag of popular foods may be creating political problems for Biden. Thirty percent of black men and 11 percent of black women intend to vote for former President Donald Trump, a Wall Street Journal poll found, a dramatic increase from 2020.

Popeyes, Taco Bell, and Chipotle raised prices by at least 75 percent, according to the Food Institute:

    Popeyes Regular Mashed Potatoes & Gravy (+134 percent)
    Taco Bell’s Beefy 5-Layer Burrito (+132 percent)
    Wendy’s Small Frosty (+111 percent)
    Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme (+110 percent)
    Burger King Small Icee (+101 percent)
    Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch (+100 percent)
    McDonalds McChicken (+199%)

Prices in nearly 500 California Chipotle restaurants spiked from six percent to seven percent during just the first week of April, the Journal reported.

Chick-fil-A raised prices by 10.6 percent between mid-February and mid-April, Gordon Haskett Research Advisors estimated, along with Starbucks by 7.8 percent and Shake Shack by 7.7 percent.


All part of Our Joe's plan to help our 'supersized' Americans lose a little weight.

Smokin Joe:
Minimum wage hikes?


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--- Quote from: Smokin Joe on May 22, 2024, 04:36:15 pm ---Minimum wage hikes?

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The article doesn't address that but it has to play a role with increased prices especially in Ca.

Biden blames Trump and Corporate greed for the increases... :shrug:


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