BREAKING NEWS – Sacramento, California – McDonald’s Big Macs and Chipotle’s burritos are about to get more expensive after the fast-food chains announced that they will raise menu prices in California to pay for the minimum wage hikes that Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law.

The surging prices at the popular fast-food chains come as Gov. Newsom signed into law a minimum wage hike for fast food workers at restaurants with at least 60 locations nationwide – although the law contains an exception for restaurants that sell their own bread.

The law increases the minimum wage for covered fast food workers to $20 per hour effective April 1, 2024.

“Even with the price increase, this does not mean people will stop eating fast food,” explained Newsom at a press conference. “There are plenty of greedy ogres who are constantly licking their chops at the thought of a hamburger, that will continue to gorge at these places,,, no matter how high the cost goes up.”