Wendy’s just launched a new combo meal after its fans were upset with this untenable situation

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Fresh and never frozen beef has made Wendy’s a popular fast-food brand in the United States.

But fans of the chain aren’t too happy with skyrocketing prices.

That’s why Wendy’s launched a new combo meal after its fans were upset with this untenable situation.

Wendy’s launches their “inflation-buster” combo meal

Some of the biggest price increases have occurred in the fast-food industry.

President Joe Biden has created the worst inflation in four decades, and fast-food places are suffering.

Grabbing a burger and fries at a fast-food joint used to be one of the most wallet-friendly options for hungry Americans.

But the days of the dollar menu are long gone, thanks in large part to Joe Biden’s economy-wrecking policies.

A recent FinanceBuzz study found that prices at McDonald’s have increased by 100% since 2014.

Popeyes, Taco Bell, and Chipotle have all increased their prices by more than 75% in the same time frame, according to the study.

The high price of fast food has seen more consumers turn to eating at home instead of seeking the fast-food option.

Now Wendy’s has launched a new promotion they hope will bring back inflation-weary customers.

The fast-food chain rolled out a new breakfast combo meal where customers can choose a Bacon, Egg, & Cheese English Muffin or a Sausage, Egg, & Cheese English Muffin with a small order of seasoned breakfast potatoes.

The promotion is for a limited time.

Wendy’s has been suffering this year and has seen its stock fall by 20% on declining sales.

The fast-food chain told investors that profits were down from “adverse economic conditions or disruptions” and “changes in discretionary consumer spending and consumer tastes and preferences.”

Wendy’s new “inflation buster” deal comes after McDonald’s announced they would be offering a new value combo.

McDonald’s debuts new $5 combo meal to try and regain the lead in value

McDonald’s was recently pummeled by users on social media when a menu from a Connecticut rest area went viral that had a $18 Big Mac combo meal and a $7 Egg McMuffin.

Once known for their good value, the chain has lost customers due to its price increases. 

McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski said during a first-quarter earnings call that the chain needed to focus on affordability.

“Consumers continue to be even more discriminating with every dollar that they spend as they face elevated prices in their day-to-day spending, which is putting pressure on the industry,” Kempczinski said. “[I]t’s imperative that we continue to keep affordability at the forefront for our customers.”

“Eating at home has become more affordable,” Kempczinski stated. “The battleground is certainly with that low-income consumer.”

That’s why McDonald’s is set to run a new $5 combo meal promotion beginning on June 25 that will last about a month.

The goal is to try and get customers back in the door.

Customers can choose from a McDouble or McChicken sandwich, a small French fry, a drink, and a four-piece McNuggets.

McDonald’s rising prices have opened the chain up to competition from casual dining restaurants.

Chili’s and Applebee’s both launched hamburger combo promotions ranging from $10 to $13 aimed at competing with fast-food restaurants.

The worsening cost-of-living crisis under Joe Biden is changing Americans’ eating habits and fast-food restaurants are scrambling to adapt.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.