Thursday, April 2, 2009

McDonald's Cheeseburger Variants

The cheeseburger, an American Icon. Mickey D's has been selling this bad boys ever since they first opened their doors in Des Plaines, Illinois 1955. Though the rest of their beef sandwiches are a variation of the cheese burger, two more recent variations have captured my attention. The double cheeseburger, once the corner stone of the eight member dollar menu was pulled off the line up. It appeared that they were not able to make a profit selling the double cheeseburger for 1 dollar. This is in light of the fact that a regular cheeseburger sells for $1.09. Now the Double Cheese sells for a reasonable $1.19. However to prevent a public out roar the double CB was replaced with the McDouble. The McDouble is a Cheeseburger with an extra all beef patty, or a Double Cheeseburger with only one slice of All American Cheese. I guess that one slice of cheese broke the bank.

It is however interesting to note, that a cheeseburger with two patties sells for 0.09 cents less than a single patty burger. The only downfall to this is that each all beef patty contains 0.5 grams of Trans fats. Thus the McDouble has 1 whole gram of the bad stuff.

This is one of those rare situations where you get more, by paying less.

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