The cost of dining out has gone up more than a little in recent years. For the most part, the price of everything has gone up. When it comes to heading out to your favorite burger joint in Grand Junction, how much are you willing to pay?

I asked on Facebook, "What's the most you're willing to pay for a burger & fries (and drink) in Grand Junction?" Here's a look at what you had to say.

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Prices Going Up at Popular Burger Joints

Money Geek did a study for the year 2022 and found the price of a burger, fries, and a soda at McDonald's, the chain selling more burgers than anyone, will run you about $6.19. That price represents a price increase of 11.5% from 2021 to 2022.

How About The 'Other Guys' and Girls?

Money Geek reports that Five Guys, a popular burger place now open in Grand Junction, averages $19.95 for a burger, fries, and drink. Wendy's price increase for the same combo went up 18.9%.

A 'Whopper' of an Increase

The highest price increase among the popular chains in America comes courtesy of Burger King. The Home of the Whopper's price for a burger/fry/drink combo went from $6.76 in 2021 to $8.18 in 2022.

Not a Complaint... Just An Observation

This is in no way a complaint on my part. The cost of nearly everything has gone up. The cost of advertising on our stations and web pages has increased in the last two years, too. Nothing is immune to what's going on in the world.

I'm a huge supporter of any and all local businesses. That, of course, includes restaurants. They provide an essential function, offer employment, hire outside services, and contribute significantly to the local economy. If finances permit, I would visit restaurants far more often than I do.

 What We Can Afford

Check out the gallery below, and you'll notice a few consistencies. Many of us put the ceiling as to what we're willing to spend somewhere around $15. Those satisfied with fast food set the price limit a bit lower.

Many who replied mentioned that dining out is no longer factored into their budget. They simply can't afford it. Check out the gallery below, and you'll see that many have opted to cook at home, both for cost and quality.

Grand Junction Colorado is Willing to Pay This Much for a Burger and Fries

The cost of dining out has gone up. The cost of eating at home has gone up. For that matter, the price of that little thing you use to trim your nose hairs has gone up. The cost of living is skyrocketing, and many of us are struggling to keep up.

I asked on Facebook, "What's the most you're willing to pay for a burger & fries (and drink) in Grand Junction. Here's what you had to say.

Grand Junction Restaurants So Good They are Worth the Wait

Can you think of a restaurant in Grand Junction that you love so much you don't mind waiting in line? We all probably have 1 or 2 places in mind that we don't mind waiting on. Scroll on to see what people had to say about restaurants in Grand Junction that are simply worth the wait to be seated.

Grand Junction Area Restaurants Our Parents Used To Take Us To

If you grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado, you probably visited Talley's, Sambo's Western Sizzliln', or possibly even the Oasis Restaurant. Most of these places are long gone. Dig deep into your memories and you may remember some of these Grand Junction area restaurants where our parents used to take us.

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