So I thought I’d be a little healthier than usual that morning last week, on a dead run trying to squeeze some sort of breakfast in between blogging and my vanity appointment and viewing a matinée showing of Ted 2 and blogging some more.
I pulled the Chevy Cruze into the inside lane of the McDonald’s drive through — yeah, the one on Route 11 in North Syracuse is busy enough to earn the double dip — and ordered the original, the Canadian bacon covered Egg McMuffin, to go with my large unsweetened iced tea.
My usual is the Sausage McMuffin with Egg. If I’m going home to deal with its potential drippiness in a stationary setting, my next favorite is the Breakfast Burrito, with either the hot or mild sauce, depending on how spicy I’m feeling.
But this day I thought the thinly sliced ham would do my system better than the fattier sausage as I sat through my haircut and beard trim and then the comedy with Mark Wahlberg and the voice of Seth MacFarlane in a teddy bear.
The voice out of the speaker told me to hand over $4.85 at the first window.
More than I expected by more than a buck.
So when I got there, I politely asked if they no longer had the Twofer deal. As in, Two for Three Bucks.
Yes, they still have it, I was told, but it’s now two for $3.33, and it’s always only been good for the Sausage McMuffin and Egg and the beverage.
OK. So then I asked if the large unsweetened iced tea was no longer just a buck.
Sure, it is, she said.
How much is an Egg McMuffin, I asked.
Wow. A thinly sliced piece of ham and one egg on an english muffin at McDonald’s is now $3.49.
I know I’m old, but … You’re still freaking McDonald’s!
Thank you for listening.
What do you think an Egg McMuffin should cost? What’s the last pull-through breakfast you ate on the run, and how much did it cost? What do you have to grump about lately?