Well, what did we expect from ketchup that calls itself “fancy?”
According to New York news site DNAinfo, several Mickey D’s franchises in Manhattan have been charging customers an extra fee for extra ketchup packets, because apparently the costs of giving them away for free have just gotten too damn high.
One McDonald’s manager in the East Village stated her location’s particular fee (a quarter per extra “handful”) was implemented after she noticed too many unopened ketchup packets just being thrown away. Several other franchisees also defended their own extra-ketchup charges as a necessary response to rising real estate prices and the “tough economy.”
Still, for 16 – 17% more than the 1.5 cents it costs to buy the things in the first place, excuse me if I’m feeling a little jipped. I mean, how else am I supposed to get my daily source of vitamins if I can’t douse my fries in free tomato puree?
What do you guys think of McDonald’s extra-ketchup free? A necessary evil, or stingy as f@#k?