Fast food lovers could get a Big Mac discount this morning after McDonald's plans to lower prices on some of its most popular items.
Chicken McNuggets, Happy Meals and the Quarter Pounder with Cheese are expected to drop in price after Rishi Sunak cut VAT from 20 to 5 percent.
McDonald & # 39; s has announced to recommend franchisees to lower prices on classic menu items – including 50p for its popular breakfast dishes.
Other prices that need to be reduced include a 40p discount on extra value meals, 30p for happy meals, and reductions on the McCafe coffee series.
Chicken McNuggets, Happy Meals and the Quarter Pounder with Cheese at McDonald & # 39; s are expected to drop in price after Rishi Sunak cut VAT from 20 to 5 percent
McDonald & # 39; s has announced it will recommend franchisees to lower prices for classic menu items – including 50p for its popular breakfast dishes, Sun reports.
Items like desserts and cold drinks remain the same, and prices for McDelivery services are not reduced.
Customers have also been asked to check prices since many McDonald's restaurants are franchisees, which means the franchisee has the ultimate say in prices.
McDonald & # 39; s also announced that it has reopened four of its restaurants for dine-in customers in the UK and Ireland to test security practices.
The fast food giant said the restaurants will only reopen with table service and capacity will be reduced by up to 70% to allow for social distancing.
Hand disinfection stations, floor markings and plexiglass screens are used in restaurants with increased cleaning at contact points and seating areas.
Paul Pomroy, MD of McDonald’s in the UK and Ireland, said: "We are working to reopen our restaurants if we are confident that we can adhere to government guidelines that will allow our teams to work and to visit customers safely. "
The chain is to test this week how outdoor seating areas can be opened again. More details will be announced later this week.
The move comes after Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans to cut VAT for tourism and hospitality businesses to 5 percent.
Pub giant Wetherspoon announced this week that it will cut food and beverage prices after the government decided to cut VAT on food, coffee, and soft drinks.
The chain with 867 pubs has also produced posters on which Chancellor Rishi Sunak is praised as a "legend" after deciding to cut VAT from 20 to 5 percent.
Wetherspoon with 867 pubs has produced posters on which Chancellor Rishi Sunak is praised as a "legend" after deciding to cut VAT from 20 to 5 percent
Breakfast is reduced to £ 3.49, a decrease of 41p. Pizzas with a soft drink start at £ 5.49 [minus 66 pence]. and burgers and a drink start at £ 4.99, up to 66p
News, including Sunak & # 39; s Specials and Dishi Rishi, will be shown along with details of lower prices for some drinks and foods available this Wednesday.
Founded in 1979, the company announced that it will fully pass on the tax cut to its customers, including real ale, coffee, soft drinks, breakfast and other groceries.
At 764 of his pubs, half a liter of Ruddles Bitter now costs £ 1.29, an average drop of 50p. while a doom bar costs £ 1.79 to 31p; and Abbot Ale will be £ 1.99 at 40p.
Lavazza coffee and tea are reduced to £ 1.29, an average decrease of 16p. and it will be £ 1.69 for a 14 ounce jar of Diet Pepsi and £ 1.79 for Standard Pepsi at 11p.
Real Ale prices will be up to GBP 1 higher in the company's other 103 pubs across the UK, located in major city centers, airports and train stations.
Other fast food chains announcing price cuts are KFC, which will lower its boneless bucket from £ 10 to £ 5.