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Jun 8, 2008 05:09 AM

McDonalds quarter pounder vs. double cheeseburger

I recently decided to forego my usual $1.00 double cheeseburger purchase and order a quarter pounder w/ cheese instead. What a dissappointment! IMO, the biggest difference between the two was that the quarter pounder came on a huge, sesame seeded bun, whereas the double cheese was on a "burger sized" bun with no seeds! I could not tell the difference in the amount of meat, only that there is more bun on the quarter pounder! Besides the fact that they put the large onions on the quater pounder, instead of the delicious slivered onions! Needless to say, for almost three times the price, I felt ripped off, and will stick with the double cheese ANY day!! Any opinions?????

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  1. ah yes, you've discovered the "ratio conundrum".

    at bk, better to get 2 junior whoppers, trash the second bun, and eat more meat (with lower bread ratio) than a regular whopper. costs less, too. go figure!

    1. What's even worse is that sometimes, a franchise, or whoever is cooking at that particular time, will only put one slice of cheese on the QP instead of two. Get one like that and you'll really feel ripped off!

      Only thing I'd really like to see at McD's would be a bigmac made with QP patties instead of the smaller ones.

      1. Yes, as alkapal says you have discovered the Ratio ripoff, at BK it costs a buck apiece or 2 bucks for the two BK whopper jrs and $2.79 for 1 full sized whopper that has less of everything including meat than the 2 jrs.

        1. The only burger worth eating at McDonalds' is the double cheeseburger.

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          1. It has to be more than a decade since I've had a burger at McDs but the biggest downside of the quarter pounder is that you can taste the meat.