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McDouble--a double cheeseburger with one less slice of cheese--...

There are 29 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 28, 2008, titled McDouble--a double cheeseburger with one less slice of cheese--.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday it's moving toward replacing its hallmark dollar menu product -- the double cheeseburger -- with a new burger called the McDouble, essentially the double cheeseburger with one less ...

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Gordon Gecko

Harvey, IL

#24 Oct 29, 2008

Record profits!

Raise the prices even more!

Wheaton, IL

#25 Oct 29, 2008
So they just ruined the best sandwich on the menu, it's not the .19 cents, it's fake cheese anyways, heck raise the price 50 cents would still be worth it and keep the sandwich as it has been since I can remember, Does the idea of "New Coke" ring a bell how did that work out for Coke ? McD's don't mess with something that works.
Stealth Warrior

Fox Lake, IL

#26 Oct 29, 2008
This doesn't matter to me. The best $1.00 burger out there is the Wendy's double stack. With real onions, etc. YUM!

Hampton, VA

#27 Oct 29, 2008
this is crazy! 19 cents for an extra slice of cheese??? it only cost them 6 cents. gas goes down - food still goes up. I won't buy it!

United States

#28 Oct 29, 2008
Reality wrote:
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You WIN this weeks prize for the dumbest Obama slam!
But, You really should be working on getting that GED so you could get a job making fries at McDonalds.
I love it when I rile an Obamabot. It brings out their finest level anger an indignation at someone who has the audacity to make fun of their ignorance.

Athens, GA

#29 Feb 5, 2009
Food cost have gone up 50% and utilites 25%. Min wage went up last year and going up next year. Kennedy wants it up to $10. Business are cutting labor - 8% unemployement rate. Be grateful, next they are going to take off the last piece of cheese and charge you $2.99 and you will have to wait 10 minutes b/c not enough labor.
Sidelined wrote:
Twenty cents for a slice of fake cheese, or, to put it another way, a 20% increase in the cost of the item - interesting. The franchise's labor costs are fixed, physical facility costs are fixed. The ONLY issue here is how to make more profit. There's simply NO WAY that that... slice of cheese represents 20% of the true cost to produce the product.
Next we'll be seeing fillers added to the patties, more air blown into the bread, thinner slices of pickle, reduced weights for onions, watered down mustard and ketchup and be expected to buy it.
Guess what - Oakbrook Boys {and girls}, I won't 'buy it.' I know how to do math and a 20% net increase for a slice of cheese is utter nonsense.
You want to do some cost-cutting? Invest in voice-recognition software, robtic assembly capacities and electronic payment abilities and cut your labor costs by 80-90%! After all, how many illiterates does it take to push pictures of hamburgers on cash-registers, to drop a basket of fries and/or to slap a slice of 'cheese' on a burger?
I'm SURE you could reduce your labor costs by 80+% if you tried to. Jsut think of it, reduce your hourly and salaried wages by 80%, along with your benefit's costs, unemployment insurance, workers' compensaiton costs, liability insurance premiums, all of the time and expense of hiring and training your hardly rocket scientists, etc, etc. No, you're fixated in nickling, diming {or twenty-centing} your consumer base. Get with the program {literally}, it's 2008 fellas and you're still running your process as if it were 1958!

Watkinsville, GA

#30 Apr 10, 2010
Wisconsin wrote:
The $1.00 double cheesburger is all I ever order from McDonalds but I'm not going to pay $1.19 for it. I'll drive a block farther and get the Jr. Whopper from Burger King for $1.00.
I own a liqor store and this is like the people that will drive 15 miles and burn 2.50 in gas to go pay 15.97 for a case of beer instead of my 15.99 LOL. 2.50 IN GAS TO SAY 2 PENNIES!! same with this comment. gonna drive further and burn more gas than its worth. buy a mcdouble or pay the goddern 19 cents.

Newark, OH

#31 Jan 14, 2012
n poeple say mcdonalds doesnt steal

Since: Mar 07

Ontario, Canada

#32 Jan 14, 2012
gary43055 wrote:
n poeple say mcdonalds doesnt steal
We don't steal. Do you know what stealing is?

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