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The New Mcdonalds "McDouble"?

monkeyrotica Dec 8, 2008 07:25 AM

McD is selling a doublecheesburger with only ONE slice of cheese for $1. They still have the Double Cheeseburger, but it's now $1.29. Anyone seen these yet? Is that extra slice worth 29 cents?

I just wish they sold a 71 cent Double Hamburger with no cheese.


  1. Bob W Dec 8, 2008 07:48 AM

    I'll probably shift my junk food dollars to the McDouble. One slice of their cheese is plenty. Since the cheese is a small step up from gov't cheese, I'd say the extra slice is NOT worth 29 cents. 2.9 cents, maybe.

    1. c
      chris in illinois Dec 8, 2008 01:32 PM

      I normally get a double hamburger for 1.00 myself. Nothing special, but not bad for a buck.

      1. rworange Dec 9, 2008 09:25 AM

        I did a back to back comparison of the McDouble and the double cheeseburger.

        First, I'm glad they kept the double cheeseburger on the menu. For me it is the perfect ration of cheese to burger

        The umami of McDonald’s double cheese burger

        I will pay the extra 29 cents for the cheese. If they replaced it however ... I would have had to write a huffy letter to them.

        That being said, The McDouble is ok. However, the cheese kind of gets lost between the two burgers. It just isn't as cheesy. I'd rather just get a single cheeseburger than the McDouble.

        Actualy having just tried the Wendy's Double stacker for 99 cents, I'd buy that over the McDouble. Same idea with a slice of cheese between two burgers but it is larger and the lettuce tomato and onion give a little extra bulk.

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        1. re: rworange
          mn12sc35th Jan 22, 2009 02:57 AM

          The prices are always a little wierd. In our store, it's 5 cents difference between a hamburger and cheeseburger, 19 cents between the mcdouble, and 30 to add it to anything else..... same piece of cheese 3 different prices.

          1. re: rworange
            monkeyrotica Jan 22, 2009 06:36 AM

            Thanks for the Double Stacker info. I'll have to give that a try.

            I actually prefer the McDouble. A single slice of cheese is just the right meat-to-cheese ratio for me.

          2. c
            cstr Jan 22, 2009 06:47 AM

            Had a couple of them last week, needed a fix in a pinch. I'm not complaining, for a buck, I'm OK with that.

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              Enric Jan 22, 2009 01:00 PM

              Where I live the Double Cheese burger is $1.39. I really don't need or miss the extra cheese myself. I had a Big Mac a few months back, have they gotten smaller? It didn't seem bigger than 3 inches in diameter. It was still delicious as a twice a year indulgence with an ice cold slightly watery ( just how I like it) orange drink.

              1. steakman55 Jan 22, 2009 02:36 PM

                It's okay and good for a dollar. Double cheeseburger better, but you have to decide if the extra slice of cheese is worth the 10-30 cents it costs in different resstaurants. I think it is.

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                1. re: steakman55
                  Emm Jan 26, 2009 11:16 AM

                  I just had a McDouble. I was puzzled--and pleased--that grease didn't drip out of the McDouble like it always used to with the double cheese. I don't think this can be attributed to the missing slice of cheese, but who knows? At any rate, I actually liked it better than the double cheese and it didn't leave me with that slight feeling of having overdosed on grease that I used to get.

                2. iheartcooking Sep 27, 2012 03:22 PM

                  They're trying one out in my neighborhood that has shredded lettuce, tomato, and onions. The thing is, when I get a McDonald's burger I don't really expect it to taste like a burger. It's just some odd sandwich that vaguely resembles a burger on appearance only.
                  This thing has that quality but trying to taste like a real burger. It actually tasted okay till I got to the mayonnaise center. But that was just bad preparation. Also, it lacks ketchup or pickles, and needs at least one of the two to cut the blandness.

                  They are calling it the "New McDouble."

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