I heard a rumour -
Is it really true that a standard Burger King burger costs 49 cents (27p) in the US?
We get 'special deals' occasionally that make certain small items only 99p ($1.70), but mostly burgers starts at £1.99 ($3.50) and the meals are all in the £4 ($7) range.
No answers yet, the nearest to telling was finartist's comment but I don't know if she's joking. The cheapest meat for home cooking in the UK is ground beef (we call it mince) at about £1 per pound on the low quality end of the range. Most meats are about £5 a kilo/£2.50 a pound.
It doesn't matter. I guess I should have asked the price of a MacDonalds quarter pounder, lovingly known in our family as a plastic-burger. To be honest its been so long since I looked at either, I'd still have to ask someone else in the UK to confirm out prices in case they've gone up.
Someone claims to have heard this 49 cents price and got the idea that any sort of over the counter hamburger in America costs a quarter to a half the UK price. They took the info on board as true and were saying things like 'no wonder some Americans live on the things and eat four at a time.'
I just wondered. It wouldn't surprise me because I remember just over a year ago when the petrol (gas) prices went up and there was this huge outcry from American friends, moaning how expensive it was going to be to regularly drive 400 miles to see family. In the UK you'd have to position yourself first to drive much more than that (or even as far as that) without running out of dry land altogether. It all seemed upside down and back to front, when we worked out Americans were paying a half to a third as much for their gas at that point in time and up in arms about a price hike. A bit like seeing how the other half lived.
So I just thought I'd ask.