‘DO SOMETHING POTUS’: Gen Z Panics Over $3 McDonald’s Hash Brown Amid Bidenflation
Twitter users freak out, beg Joe Biden to combat high-priced breakfast item.
A viral Twitter post highlighting $3 hash browns at McDonald’s has Gen Z fearful the “boomers” may have been right about skyrocketing inflation and the impending economic collapse.
The post, made Sunday by an anime enthusiast account, captured the minds of price-conscious fast food eaters across the country who feared the overpriced breakfast item, roughly the same cost as a gallon of gas, was a foreboding economic sign.
Here are a few Gen Z reactions to the outrageous price:
— general bastard (@dicksquant) March 13, 2023
Mr. President, the McDonald’s hashbrown is over $3. pic.twitter.com/ogdB8eSlzx
— Whole Malk, now with Vitamin R (@Nihilist_Yami) March 14, 2023
Where is T daddy? pic.twitter.com/Bjs41qdM5C
— My Chemical Imbalance (@KingJenee) March 13, 2023
In an update, the OP later admitted he had priced out the hash brown on Uber Eats, but added the item is still $2.99 on the McDonald’s app.
nah uber eats but its like 2.99 on the mcdonalds app
— douma stans detroit (@oluwatoge) March 12, 2023
Another Uber Eats user from San Diego, Calif., replying to the original post uploaded a screenshot showing the hash brown was $3.59 in his region, with another uploader from Santa Barbara, Calif., showing a regional price of $4.19.
This is on my uber eats in San diego. @UberEats and @McDonalds whyyyyy lol 3.59!! For 1 tiny one pic.twitter.com/6vzwA5VUc6
— Richard C (@titansfansd) March 14, 2023
— oliver (@quillsnip) March 13, 2023
Other savvy users attempted to employ supply-demand economics and organize mass boycotts to drive down the price of the hash browns.
If everyone stopped buying them and the price will come down 🤷🏽♂️
— Dreadknight25 (@Dreadknight25) March 13, 2023
We just gotta stop buying McDonald’s for acouple days as a UNIT! That’s the important part. If we want the hash brown cheaper, the snack wraps back etc we as US Citizens have to agree to not buy @McDonalds for a week. It would definitely force their hand into dropping the price.
— ThatmanFrenchy (@hashsamtag) March 14, 2023
The rising prices of the popular breakfast item highlights that nothing is safe from Bidenflation.