Man orders sandwich from cafe but is gobsmacked when 'criminal' bill arrives

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If there's one thing that tastes worse than bad food, it's bad food that's also expensive.

And a man learned this that hard way when he ordered a sad-looking chicken sandwich from a cafe in Canada. He stopped off at the establishment with his mum, who wanted to go inside.

But the pair probably wish they'd never stepped foot in the cafe after the food arrived at the table – followed by an eye-watering bill.

The disgruntled bloke took to Reddit to share a picture of the dining disaster, which was captioned: "$18 for this and fries." And we have to agree that the dish looked less than appetising.

It consisted of a buttery white bun with chunks of bland-looking chicken inside it. The most prominent colour was beige – as there was no salad or sauces included.

When a picture of the meal was posted online, people were equally unimpressed. Some even argued the £14 price tag was a total "scam".

One wrote: "This gotta be @ an airport. Even then, it's offensive, outrageous, and borderline criminal."

Another user responded: "I got PTSD looking at this picture." And a third joked: "I've boiled chicken juicier than that lol. I'd be disappointed."

While everyone agreed the sandwich looked grim, others debated whether it could even be classified as a "sandwich". The meat came in baps, which led to some arguing it looked more like a "burger".

One noted: "Yeah it's interesting in the United States we refer to them as chicken sandwiches but in Canada, Australia, UK and other places they're called chicken burgers. Just an interesting little regional difference. Even then some people say it depends on the type of chicken (filet vs ground chicken for example)."

But another disagreed, arguing: "I would never call this a chicken burger. A chicken burger is a breaded patty or ground chicken patty on a bun dressed like a burger (lettuce, tomato, onion whatever. This is a chicken sandwich to me."

Despite the series of negative comments, it was assured that the sandwich tasted about "20% better" than it appeared. We're very relieved to hear it!