McDonalds, helping or price gouging?

In an effort to conserver water, the Marion McDonalds is only serving drinks in cans. What the fail to tell you is you will be charged the same price. For example, I paid $1.29 for a semi-cold 12oz can of pop, and they charged me $1.79 for 2 12 oz cans of Sprite for my kids. And in case your wondering, no, the proceeds of their massive markup will not be donated to flood victims, I called and asked.

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lorrie says ... on Tuesday, Jun 17 at 7:07 AM

shame on you, mcdonalds

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Jun 17 at 3:25 PM

what are you complaining about..?> they are helping conserve on water, that is what we are all supose to do.. I was impressed that they were taking on this and serving it in a can instead of using foutain pop that uses water and also ice..

Matt says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 4:23 AM

Pretty typical..I wonder if this is a franchise or national chain. Coming from mcyd's who has helped my family with the ronald mcdonald house when i was very ill, it would surprise me if this was the national chain.

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 12:25 PM

Their cost for a can of pop is much larger than it is for fountian pop so they are not making more profit from this.

Simple Math says ... on Friday, Jun 20 at 7:34 AM

Anonymous - you are incorrect. Lets say they send Bob across the street to the convenience store to pick up some cases of pop. A 24 pack of Coke runs $5.99 deposit tax, roughly $7.55, bringing the cost per can to .32, almost $1 profit per can.

brad t says ... on Friday, Jun 20 at 4:02 PM

well its mcdonalds, there the ones that charge you $.15 per sauce packet when they get them for $.2 a pice. then they limit what you can have after 11pm to the food that is more expensive

BH says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 10:01 PM

Anonymous is correct. The price for a fountain soda far less than a can of soda. Fountain drinks cost on the order of cents per cup vs more than $.25/can. Why do you think they sell the soda syrup by the gallon and we never see cans in restaurants?

Missing the point says ... on Wednesday, Jun 25 at 8:53 AM

Point is you pay for 32oz's and get 12.

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