They don't.


In New Hampshire, a 10pc Mcnuggets is listed at $5.43, a 20pc at $6.05 and a 40pc at $10.88. This price curve is in line with fast food soda, whereby there's a base price and then small value adds to get you to buy more than you need. The actual cost of the food itself is a small component of the price of the item (consider: 10pc mcnuggets meal is $1.40 more than just the mcnuggets, which means you get a drink and fries for less than the fries cost by themself). The 40pc is clearly a party/family option where it's just enough cheaper that you'll buy a 40pc for less than a 20pc and a 10pc.

posted by _refugee_: 273 days ago