The casual-dining chain reported a 2.1-percent price increase for 2013.
The casual-dining chain reported a 1.5-percent price increase at its more than 820 company-owned units in the quarter ended Dec. 25.
The cost of a burger, fries and a drink crept up 9 percent over the past year, moving from less than $11 to $11.76 today, according to analysis by research firm Intellaprice.
The chain introduced in January a pricing structure that sells treats at a higher base price, $2.99 to $5.99, but allows for unlimited mix-ins. The chain said the move also resulted in steadier food costs.
The quick-service chain ended 2013 with prices 3.1 percent higher than 12 months earlier after taking smaller price increases over the course of the year.
Prices at Starbucks have increased 2 to 3 percentage points annually over the last decade and are currently 11 to 25 percent higher than they were 10 years ago, according to Intellaprice.
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