I love McDonald’s. Not because the food is superb, but because I DON’T CARE if my food is good. Eating is a chore. I would gladly sacrifice all the great tastes in the world — and never eat ice cream again — to free myself of the burden of having to eat every 2 or 3 hours. And the monetary savings alone would put thousands more in my pocket. Remember this axiom:

Cheap, Fast, Good – pick two.

In most things in life, you can only pick two. If I want food that’s cheap & fast, I’m going to McDonalds. If I want food that’s cheap & good, I’m going to Subway (where it’s not nearly as fast). If I want food that’s good and fast? Well, I’m not sure where I’d go for that — but it isn’t going to be cheap, that’s for sure. And if I want food that’s good and cheap? It’s not going to be fast; growing your own food yourself is the healthiest, cheapest food you’ll ever have. But it’s slow as fuck.

Anyway, now that I’m done with my anti-anti-McDonald’s spiel, here is my review:

McDonald’s recently moved double cheeseburgers off their $1 menu (the only thing I order off of — if the food is fast and not good, it damn well better be cheap). Now they are $1.20. And now the $1 menu has a “McDouble” instead. What the hell is a McDouble?

I don’t know, so in the name of science, I ordered a $1.20 double cheeseburger, and a $1.00 McDouble. I opened them up and examined them.

As far as I can tell, the only difference is an extra piece of cheese. And that could simply be an error on their part while cooking. I see no difference.

So people — Don’t pay $1.20 for a $1 burger. The tin-foil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorist in me says that McDonald’s is testing to see how stupid Americans are, and to see if they are dumb enough to pay $1.20 for something they’ve been paying $1.00 for, even when faced with a choice of either. Don’t fall for it.

I’m sticking to the dollar menu. Nothing at McDonald’s is worth more than $1, and this is proof.

Alternately, maybe McDoanld’s personnel are not paid enough to bother making the burgers correctly. Maybe they are SUPPOSED to be differnet, but nobody making minimum wage cares enough to bother?

UPDATE: Chris Y confirms that the difference is indeed 1 piece of cheese. Wow.

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