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McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger Will Be Raised to the Price of Vastly Superior Wendy's Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger

McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger Will Be Raised to the Price of Vastly Superior Wendy's Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger

In what is certainly a sign of the times, McDonald’s is making a move to replace the Double Cheeseburger on its $1 menu with a “McDouble,” an imposter that will have one less slice of cheese and will surely be the Sammy Hagar to the original's David Lee Roth (i.e. they’re both kind of pathetic, but the new one kind of makes you miss the old one). Actually, the Double Cheeseburger will still be available for $1.19, which happens to be the price of a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger at Wendy’s, another dollar-menu casualty that, we really must insist, is the very best burger at this price range. Are we wrong here? The good news: Food costs, with the exception of beef, have leveled off in the past several weeks.

McDouble--a double cheeseburger with one less slice of cheese--likely to join McDonald's dollar menu [Chicago Tribune via A Hamburger Today/Serious Eats]

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