Burger King Customers Are Not Thrilled With A Menu Change That’s Being Blamed On Inflation

Burger King Locations Reducing Chicken Nugget Quantity Due To Inflation

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  • Some Burger King locations are attempting to combat inflation by reducing the number of chicken nuggets in an order
  • The chain’s biggest franchisee is tinkering with the standard menu and eliminating promotions due to rising costs
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Over the past year, “supply chain issues” has become a virtually unavoidable buzzword that has forced some businesses to stockpile products like cream cheese in order to avoid befalling the fate Taco Bell suffered when it was faced with a shortage of the product in its name in addition to a number of other fairly vital ingredients.

Those issues have played a role in the equally unavoidable inflation that consumers around the world have been forced to deal with in recent months, which has forced a number of retailers to take a closer look at the books and reevaluate their approach.

That includes Dollar Tree, which somehow wasn’t legally required to change its name to “$1.25 Tree” when it announced it was hiking the prices of products at its store 25% in November.

Now, one of America’s biggest Burger King franchisees is also crying “inflation” to justify a change that hasn’t exactly sat well with a number of customers. According to The New York Post, Carrols Restaurant Group (which operates 1,028  Burger King locations across the eastern United States) has made a number of tweaks to their menus—none of which have drawn more attention than the decision to reduce the number of chicken nuggets in a standard order from ten to eight.

An investor report cited the increase in food and labor costs as the primary culprit, and while the company seems to be trying to position the move as a way to combat inflation, many people aren’t buying that excuse.

You’ve been warned.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.