If you’re an iced coffee aficionado, you’ve probably stopped by McDonald’s to try their iced coffee. fast food chains are usually cheaper Cold Java option.
Perhaps this is why a TikToker named Ray (@its_rayy) was shocked to see that he was charged $17.89 for two iced coffees he tried to buy at Mickey D’s store.
Even more frustrating for Ray was the McDonald’s employee’s reaction after she brought up the fact that the price couldn’t be right.
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Ray says in the video that went viral: $7 to $8. ”
However, the price was more than double that. “So I went to pay the machine and it said $17.89,” Ray says. “So I said to the woman, ‘I’m sorry, I only ordered two iced coffees.'” And she just looks at me… doesn’t answer. ”
Mr. Ray said the employee remained unresponsive after Mr. Ray told him $17.89 for two coffees couldn’t be a fair price.
“…She’s just staring at me, miss,” Ray continues. “I think I’m okay, and then I joke, ‘You know I’m a teacher.’ We teachers paid her $17.89 for two iced coffees.” I have no income.”
Ray said he failed to elicit a reaction or response from his employees, but ended up paying just over $7.
Viewers who saw Ray’s clip couldn’t believe the first amount a McDonald’s employee tried to charge her for two drinks.
One person said, “McDonald’s iced coffee is 17????),” another wrote, “Why is it more expensive than Starbucks!!!!”
One TikTok user wrote, “2 large McDonald’s iced coffees in Canada are $6.58,” while another said it’s even cheaper in the US. I wrote.
A former McDonald’s employee also said the prices weren’t tracked.
“I worked at McDonald’s and it was $2.75 for a medium iced coffee and $3.15 for vanilla or caramel,” they wrote.
according to mac menuPrices for iced coffee at McDonald’s restaurants in the US range from $1 to $2.96, depending on the size of the drink and any additional charges.
The Daily Dot reached out to McDonald’s via email, and Ray reached out via a TikTok comment.
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*First published: May 13, 2023 at 5:54 PM (CDT)
Jack Alban is a freelance journalist for The Daily Dot covering relationship trends and social media stories and how real people are reacting to them. He always strives to create not-so-average viral posts that incorporate evidence-based research, current events, and facts related to these stories.