Fast Food Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand In Eugene, Oregon!

Burger King Outdoor Sign Inflation and rising food prices are causing many Eugene, Oregon residents to shop more carefully so that there is enough in the paycheck to last through the month.

Fortunately, fast food prices haven't risen to the level advertised on a street sign in front of a Burger King on West 11th Avenue in west Eugene.  Only a king could afford a $499 meal deal every weekday that this sign promotes.  Even if fries came with the meal, I don't think my budget can handle many of these meal deals!

In spite of the price tag on the sign, the cashier only charged me $4.99 when I ordered my King Meal Deal.  The dollar still has value here after all.


Rick Obst is an Arizona native who moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2005 and fell in love with the verdant Pacific Northwest.  He enjoys photography and discovering the many people, places, and events that make this part of the world so special.

To learn more about Eugene, Lane County, and western Oregon, visit 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon on Facebook.  You'll see hundreds of pictures and links to discover the beauty and attractions of this special area.


Comment balloon 4 commentsRetired from ActiveRain • December 08 2012 07:35AM


Could be a sign of the times...things to come....scary!  LOL!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Maximum One Executive REALTORS®) over 7 years ago

Prophetic? We had a pizza shop that put out a sign "Inflation Beater...Buy 2 Pay for 3" Did dyslexia strike?

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) over 7 years ago

That does seem a little expensive.  Sure there wasn't a typo?  HA!  I dod wonder if anyone ever proofreads some of the signs I see.

Posted by Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) over 7 years ago

Jim, Doug, & Gary: I was driving home from work recently, saw this Burger King sign, and had to stop and take a picture.  We're all glad that inflation hasn't reached this point yet.  We know that the sign meant to say $4.99 and that the decimal point is missing.  But if a store accidentally advertised an iPad for $4.99 instead of $499, would we insist that the store honor the advertised price?

Posted by Retired from ActiveRain over 7 years ago