Prices have been slashed at McDonald’s from today after the VAT cut announced last week.
CoventryLive reported yesterday how pub chain JD Wetherspoon revealed its beer would be getting cheaper thanks to a change in taxation.
Now, fans of Maccy D’s can also benefit after Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision last week to cut VAT from 20 per cent to five per cent.
That means favourites like the Big Mac, Chicken McNuggets, Quarter Pounder and coffee will be coming down in price.
It also includes a a 40p reduction on Extra Value Meals, 30p for every Happy Meal, and 50p on breakfast meals.
It’s the first time that McDonald’s has cut back prices across its menu – and it means a Big Mac meal now costs the same as 2015.
This is what you’ll save:
- 50p on breakfast meals.
- 30p off the price of single McMuffins.
- Black and white coffee for 99p, instead of £1.39.
- Premium coffees such as cappuccino and latte for £1.49 instead of £1.79.
- 20p off McNuggets, the Big Mac, the Quarter Pounder with Cheese.
- 20p off other burgers such as the Filet O’Fish, McChicken sandwich and Veggie Deluxe.
- A 40p reduction on Extra Value Meals.
- 30p reduced for every Happy Meal.
However, the roll back on prices only applies to takeaway and drive thru orders – not McDelivery.
The new prices are in place from today.
In addition to food prices, the McCafe range is also set to reduce prices, offering black and white coffee for 99p and premium coffees such as cappuccino and latte for £1.49.
However, it is also worth noting that franchisees can set their own prices – so customers are encouraged to check when they visit or use the My McDonald’s app for the prices at their local branch.
And the price cuts also won’t be applied across the board, with some items remaining the same price, including desserts and cold drinks.
Other chains are also set to slash their prices after the Chancellor’s VAT cut, including KFC, which is cutting its boneless bucket from £10 t0 £5 today.
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Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s UK and Ireland chief executive, said: “Last week’s package of business support from the Chancellor was a vital boost for our sector.
“Daily headlines on the challenges faced by retail and hospitality cause such uncertainty for so many.
“I am very grateful for the support from our franchisees, who balance the needs of their local businesses with that principle of returning their employees back to work and customer support; many of them have faced challenges while we were closed, and are working hard to recover their businesses.”