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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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jfr

Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Oct 28, 2008
I don't mind the removal of a slice of cheese but do mind the price increase. Guess I'll just have to go elsewhere to dine!!
Wisconsin

AOL

#2 Oct 28, 2008
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.
ferc

Fox Lake, IL

#3 Oct 28, 2008
$1.19 is a completely reasonable price. Been to Culver's lately???
Dan

Chicago, IL

#5 Oct 28, 2008
Twenty cents more for skimpy fake cheese?
Charles

United States

#7 Oct 28, 2008
The price already went up in Lake Station, IN.
It is already $1.19 & they have a double hamburger with cheese, one slice, for $1.00.
someuser

Michigan City, IN

#9 Oct 28, 2008
Soon it will only have the bottom bun
Todd Stroger

Chicago, IL

#10 Oct 28, 2008
That's 19 cents more that I can tax!! Oh, yeah! I can now hire my aunt Lilly and cousin Bill!
Sidelined

AOL

#11 Oct 28, 2008
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!
mcgross

United States

#12 Oct 28, 2008
why is this news worthy? articles about 1 dollar "food" does not deserve the cyberspace it's written in.

nothing else going on in chicago today for the staff to write about?
Gene

Orland Park, IL

#13 Oct 28, 2008
Sidelined, where did you study business? Transportation cost and utilities have risen significantly in the recent past. Go to robotic labor? Yea, that will be good for the overall economy, putting more people out of work. And while I do not work in this particular industry,I feel the need to ask why you feel the need to insult people who are attempting to make a living the best way they can. At least they are working and not on the wellfare rolls.
Evan

Beaverton, OR

#14 Oct 28, 2008
Didn't we see burger price wars about seven years ago, with the result being the introduction of McD's mysterious gray beef patty so thin you could read through it and bizarrely uniform fries?

By this time next year, expect your "Dollar Menu" cheeseburger to be made mostly of textured soy protein and beef byproducts.

Thank goodness Five Guys is opening in Chicago, where for just a dollar more per check I can have a real chargrilled quarter-pound burger, fresh-cut fries, and a basket of peanuts while I wait.
Future President Obama

La Porte, IN

#15 Oct 28, 2008
mcgross wrote:
why is this news worthy? articles about 1 dollar "food" does not deserve the cyberspace it's written in.
nothing else going on in chicago today for the staff to write about?
Hey McMoron! McDonald's is a major international business headquartered in the Chicago area and this is the Business News section bonehead.
Future President Obama

La Porte, IN

#16 Oct 28, 2008
Evan wrote:
Didn't we see burger price wars about seven years ago, with the result being the introduction of McD's mysterious gray beef patty so thin you could read through it and bizarrely uniform fries?
By this time next year, expect your "Dollar Menu" cheeseburger to be made mostly of textured soy protein and beef byproducts.
Thank goodness Five Guys is opening in Chicago, where for just a dollar more per check I can have a real chargrilled quarter-pound burger, fresh-cut fries, and a basket of peanuts while I wait.
And don't forget the 20% tip in there cheapskate tipping Pippin boy.
Kyle

Dekalb, IL

#17 Oct 28, 2008
They already have the McDouble in DeKalb, IL. I was blind-sided when I orded my Double Cheeseburger!
gilmore

United States

#18 Oct 28, 2008
Future President Obama wrote:
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Hey McMoron! McDonald's is a major international business headquartered in the Chicago area and this is the Business News section bonehead.
This is Mickey D's preparation for Obama's tax increases on small businesses (franchisees) and big corporations. So in reality the corps. aren't going to pay for the tax increases the consumer will. So let's hear for the almighty Obama's tax increases that will put money in the hands of those who don't earn money so they can run to McD's to continue to pay not only pay for the tax increase but eat modified food at the same time. Your finest liberal government at work for sure.
dude

Austin, TX

#19 Oct 28, 2008
I like the idea. You don't need two slices anyway.
winterFan

AOL

#20 Oct 28, 2008
Man what a bunch of cheap ass people. Go somewhere else for .19???? You have to be kidding right?
Reality

Glen Ellyn, IL

#21 Oct 28, 2008
gilmore wrote:
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This is Mickey D's preparation for Obama's tax increases on small businesses (franchisees) and big corporations. So in reality the corps. aren't going to pay for the tax increases the consumer will. So let's hear for the almighty Obama's tax increases that will put money in the hands of those who don't earn money so they can run to McD's to continue to pay not only pay for the tax increase but eat modified food at the same time. Your finest liberal government at work for sure.
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.
Mark Winshel

Milpitas, CA

#22 Oct 28, 2008
It sounds more and more like our favorite gourmet restaurant is going in a direction in which it will be saying that if we want to continue to engage in fine dining, then in the future we will have to come up with some serious money.
Billy Bob

United States

#23 Oct 29, 2008
Stop the gripes you cheap-0 grumblers.
Rising costs mean rising prices.

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