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Bad News for McDonalds $1 Double Cheeseburger Fans

Bob W Aug 4, 2008 12:15 PM

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB12178...

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    swsidejim RE: Bob W Aug 4, 2008 12:25 PM

    Oh No....! What will I do now....? ;-)

    Oh wait, I have been boycotting Mcd's on the principal of their lack of good tasting food for over a year and a half.

    1. podunkboy RE: Bob W Aug 4, 2008 04:35 PM

      We don't get the $1 double cheese in Wichita, we have the $1 Big Xtra (the 1/4 lb. Whopper clone). But it doesn't impact me much anyway, since I mostly hit McD's for breakfast only, and only rarely then.

      1. steakman55 RE: Bob W Aug 5, 2008 02:15 PM

        Everyone likes to look down his nose at McDonald's but if I look down MY nose, I'm likely to see a double cheeseburger about to be wolfed down. They are pretty darn good and for a buck, cheap.

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          Bob W RE: steakman55 Aug 6, 2008 05:58 AM

          When my twins were very little and I had to spend two hours/day on weekends driving them around the Virginia countryside so they would take a nap (fortunately this was pre-$4 gas), those double cheeseburgers from the drive-thru were often my primary sustenance for the day.

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            Firegoat RE: steakman55 Aug 8, 2008 10:08 AM

            Same here, if I'm in a hurry and on the road, $1 for a double cheeseburger... which I'm sorry.... I admit..... THE HORROR.... it tastes pretty damn good to me. Is a hard deal to beat.
            I'm not saying go have one every day. .....

          2. Lindseyup67 RE: Bob W Aug 6, 2008 06:05 AM

            Did I predict/cause this??? LOL This is my post on july 31 .......

            I'll take McDonalds over Bk any day....IMO...about the same (if not the same) amount of meat, but Bk is almost twice the price......imagine the uproar if McDonalds ever takes it off the dollar menu......Yikes!!! LOL

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              Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: Bob W Aug 6, 2008 12:02 PM

              This thread inspired me to have two last night. I had a fridge full of food at home, but I was in a hurry after work, running errands and not able to go straight home for dinner... and I don't care, they were damn good, as always.

              1. wanderinglady RE: Bob W Aug 6, 2008 03:38 PM

                Too bad! When I get my McDonalds urges, that's the only thing I'll buy (with small fries). It was bad enough that the price of a Filet O Fish went up to $1.29 in L.A. during Lent this year...

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                  podunkboy RE: wanderinglady Aug 6, 2008 06:56 PM

                  What is it about Wichita -- our Filet O Fish sandwiches go for something like $2.39, our double cheeseburgers are $1.89 or thereabouts. I want cheap eats here...

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                    Cathy RE: wanderinglady Aug 6, 2008 08:32 PM

                    Minimum wage went up...so the "Dollar" menus have turned into "Value" menus.

                    ...trickle down economics...

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                      cstr RE: Cathy Aug 7, 2008 10:22 AM

                      I'd say it's transportation costs, look at your grocery marts, prices are up on most items. Are wages?? I doubt it.

                  2. monkeyrotica RE: Bob W Aug 8, 2008 09:55 AM

                    I'd have NO problem with them charging a $1 but just dropping the cheese. The cheese makes me go plop-plops.

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