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Aug 24, 2011

Review: McDonald's - McDouble

McDonald's Dollar Menu McDouble is basically their Cheeseburger with an extra patty or their Double Cheeseburger with one less slice of cheese, however, you want to look at it. If you're unfamiliar with that, a McDouble features a slice of American cheese between two beef patties, topped with pickles, onions, ketchup and mustard on a toasted bun for $1.

Between the different iterations of McDonald's Hamburger/Cheeseburger, I like this one best. The Cheeseburger has too much cheese for McDonald's standard thin beef patty (and the Double Cheeseburger just doubles up on the problem) and the Hamburger lacks in the meat department as well.
The McDouble is the most balanced version with enough beef to match up against with the bun and condiments with a slice of cheese to keep it interesting without being overbearing. It's pretty good for what's basically a cost cutting measure (see also: Burger King's Buck Double).
And for a buck, it's not a bad draw at all for a decent fast food burger that delivers on that nostalgic McDonald's Hamburger taste while just costing about a dime more for that extra beef patty.

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Nutritional Info - McDonald's McDouble - 5.3 ounces (151g)
Calories - 390 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 920mg
Carbs - 33g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 22g


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7 comments :

  1. For the price it is a bargain in many ways I gurgle to myself.

    And a boon to panhandlers who can declare to passersby "Gotta' buck for a burger, Bro?"

    Of course, if residing in an area that taxes food, a requirement of life itself (pay up or die, ye lowly vermin) you need to procure additional funds beyond that buck.

    Some locales only tax certain foods such as foods already prepared, ready-to-eat at the moment, while grocery store food is typically not taxed but that is a bias against the shantyless.... a declaration that the homeless with their lack of food storage and preparation resources are unwelcome and should just move along.

    Anyway, whatever the many social significances to be found within McD's buck burger it is a tough act to follow.

    I assume McDs is using their mass purchasing power to procure the vittle's ingredients that either allot a small profit to the firm OR allow vending at a break-even point OR to result in a small loss with the goal to draw in human herd members who will order additional vittles that DO allow a profit.

    Fries, refreshing carbonated beverages and higher-priced fare such as Cluck McNuggets result in profit. Depending upon the fare HUGE profits!

    Fries are cheap to keep, cook and sell and rake in the dough.

    The typical sandwich at McD is oozing profit.

    Sure, overhead is ever-present with even minimum wage and attendant other employee costs from worker's comp to meeting intrusive government-required paperwork costs, accounting costs to meet the numerous taxation methods to utilities and... and... and....

    Sigh.

    The USA needs to make life easier for firms to begin and exist and watch innumerable folks start up new firms and hire hire hire and hire even more folks out of work.

    Our own greedy ever-intrusive government is the greatest impediment to new-job creation than ANY other force!!!!!

    Imagine, all the above growling from but one burger-type.

    Before the self-imposed isolation from burgerdom I was a frequent flyer/buyer from the one-buck section of the posted menu at McD and other burger joints.

    I considered the double McD burger as one of the top choices considering the product amount obtained for the price paid.

    I believe Burger King removed their most lusted-for buck burger. Didn't they, too, have a double buck burger or was it $1.25 for their larger-than-the-McD burger for a wee bit more?

    Wendys had some decent value menu fare and I wandered from firm-to-firm ordering various buck or so per item fare "back in the day."

    But, in this present era of maximized veggie eating with grabbing the most lusted-for fare a rarity, it has been many months since I drooled in delight with every bite of a greasy McD buck double.

    I believe it is drawing close to the time to allow myself the joy of nibbling upon a McD buck-double.

    Nibbling to lengthen the time required to slooooowly input the critter.

    Perhaps, maybe..... could I? Should I?

    Order TWO and make it a truly wondrous oh-so-special delightful event?

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  2. I also really enjoy the McDouble - and I don't like any of McD's other burgers. I add extra pickles to mine when I get home, for some crunch and that vinegar blast.

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  3. LOL! This is one hell of a review to write for a $1 burger, obbop!

    A $1 double burger isn't too bad at its price and nutritional ratings.

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  4. that mcdonalds taste haunts my dreams or should i say... nightmares


    duh dun dunnnnnnnnnnnn

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  5. Yep, obbop's the man when it comes to comments on stuff like this. Well done again. And I agree about the price and nutrition, this isn't all that bad.

    As for the question about Burger King, they had their double cheeseburgers going for a buck for a while. They had some cheesy (no pun intended) commercials with a dude with little hands feeling ashamed to go order one. Then they went to the "Buck Double", basically the same as the McDouble, although that might have been my favorite ever for these $1 chain burgers. Now they push the stacker, one beef patty and cheese, but you get a little bacon.

    My local McD's charges $1.09 for a hamburger. So, if you want to pay a dime more, they'll remove half the beef and the cheese. The obvious solution if you don't want cheese is to just get the McDouble without cheese. If you must, give the extra patty to your dog or something. Some local franchises are a little clueless it seems. I guess they're forced or encouraged to sell the McDouble for a buck, but they can charge whatever they want for items that aren't on the dollar menu?

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  6. There meat taste and looks wierd its grey.

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  7. The McDouble is like a bun full of grease, it tastes horrible. It's not even worth a dollar.

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