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May 17, 2012

News: McDonald's Testing Out Various Cheeseburgers

Looks like McDonald's is testing out various cheeseburger configurations to see which ones their customers like. The one that seems to be available in a fair amount of regions is the Daily Double but they're also testing a cheeseburger variant called the McCruncher and the new Bacon McDouble.

For those of you who miss the Big 'N Tasty and like the Whopper-style of hamburgers, the Daily Double should tickle your fancy. It takes two hamburger patties and one slice of cheese and throws slivered onions (instead of rehydrated diced ones) mayo, tomato, and lettuce on it instead of the usual ketchup, mustard, and pickles. The price ranges from $1.89 to $1.99 depending on the market.

As reported by Burger Business, the McCruncher is a cheeseburger variant with beef and bun plus a slice of white cheddar, a chipotle Ranch sauce, and crispy onion strings. The sandwich is offered for $1. The Twitter buzz on the sandwich looks pretty positive so far... though one Tweeter commented that he thought it had "frosted flakes on it."

Lastly, the Bacon McDouble is something spotted and sampled by GrubGrade. It's your standard McDouble but with two strips of standard fast-food-thin bacon... for 99 cents extra. Never mind that you can easily add bacon to the McDouble for an upcharge already (79 cents in my area), but that's what marketing is for.

Do keep in mind that these are tests that might never make it out to your area, but you never know... Of course, if you've really got a hankering to try them, at least the Daily Double and Bacon McDouble are easily custom ordered at your local McDonald's.

None of these are currently available in my area.

I managed to find the nutritional info for the Daily Double:

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Daily Double (194g)
Calories - 440 (from Fat - 220)
Fat - 24g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 810mg
Carbs - 33g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 23g


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5 comments :

  1. Ordering fun;

    Inform the human taking your order that you have four kids to feed so would you please cut the burger into 4 equal-sized sections.

     

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  2. That is funny stuff dude, thanks!!

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  3. The McCruncher sounds pretty cool. We have the Daily Double but I'd never get one, it just doesn't seem worth the price. The Bacon McDouble is definitely overpriced too. I think they'd sell way more of those two with a price point around $1.50, but what do I know :)

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  4. I just had a McCruncher today (I live in one of the test markets -- Birmingham, Alabama).

    Overall, it was pretty tasty. My restaurant didn't have any of the white cheddar yet so they just used normal yellow on it but that was fine. The chipolte ranch was quite tasty and had a good amount of spice to it. The fried onions were crispy and maintained a good crunch even while they were sitting in the sauce.

    The price, obviously, was $1. For that cost, I would buy it again.

    One interesting thing to not were the other shifts to the menu that occurred as a result of this addition.

    The $1 McCruncher replaces the McDouble on the value menu. The McDouble replaces the double cheeseburger at $1.19 and the double cheeseburger goes to $1.39. 

    Furthermore, the double cheeseburger is removed from the $2.99 "mini-value meal" (small fries / drink) and replaced by the McDouble. 

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  5. I guess they're also testing a pricing/menu shift to defray costs.

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