A McDonald’s at a Connecticut rest stop is charging $18 for a Big Mac combo meal — and fast-food fans aren’t lovin’ it.
“This was at a rest stop, but these McDonald’s prices are nuts right???” wrote Sam Learner after posting a photo of the menu on Twitter on Tuesday.
The McDonald’s — located off Interstate 95 in Darien, one of the country’s wealthiest towns in upscale Fairfield County — also charges $19 for a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and Bacon meal or a Quarter Pounder Deluxe, both of which include medium fries and a medium soft drink.
Other eye-popping prices on the menu include $18 for a McCrispy sandwich, $18.29 for a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets and $16.59 for a Filet-O-Fish sandwich.
A cheeseburger, usually found on the $1 menu, is going for $17 for two.
On Grubhub, the items are even more expensive.
A Big Mac meal would set the customer back $21.59 while a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese meal costs $22.79.
Learner tweeted he “might have stumbled into the country’s most expensive McDonald’s.”
The Post has sought comment from the franchisee that owns and operates the Darien location as well as McDonald’s corporate office.
While inflation has shown signs of cooling, food prices nationwide remain stubbornly high.
The most up-to-date federal data shows that the price of bread soared 11.5% in June compared to the same month last year — which is almost four times the rate of inflation.
The cost of meat slightly declined last month, but still remains higher than usual.
June prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs were 8.8% higher compared to 12 months prior, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
McDonald’s business model allows franchisees to set their own prices, according to the company web site.
Darien, which is located in Fairfield County, has a median income of $250,000, according to the latest census data.
That hardly lessens the sticker shock for McDonald’s customers who have gotten accustomed to items being more affordable than other foods.
Earlier this week, a TikTok user went viral after he posted video of himself wiping away tears in reaction to the high price of a McChicken sandwich.
“POV: When a McChicken from McDonald’s now cost $5,” the caption on the video read.
The TikTok user did not specify which McDonald’s location charges $5 for a McChicken sandwich.