Rising food and restaurant prices have affected all Americans, no matter where they reside, as everyone needs to eat.
With numerous fast food companies increasing prices in 2023, the availability of cheap meals is decreasing.
For instance, according to CBS News, McDonald's even mentioned a decline in customers from low-income backgrounds.
Several large price hikes have occurred in the past year alone, bringing the cost of a Big Mac from McDonald's,
a Footlong sub from Subway, and a burrito bowl from Chipotle to an all-time high.
The next time you visit one of these fast food joints, be ready to pay a little more for your meal.
According to Business Insider, costs have risen by an identical 10% since then, which was in April of 2024.