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McDonalds McDouble – The Complete Guide

McDonalds McDouble

Last Updated on October 28, 2022 by Jim Edwards

McDonald’s is one of the most popular fast food restaurants in the world as you probably already know. The McDonald’s McDouble is a cheeseburger that consists of two beef patties, mustard, ketchup, onions, and a sesame seed bun. The McDouble was created to rival the Burger King Whopper, and it is one of their most popular menu items. And it is very similar to the ever popular Big Mac, but much cheaper.

This article focuses on the McDouble, leaving no stone unturned, and we also answer frequently asked questions and much more. So, let’s dive in without further ado.


History of McDonald’s McDouble

The McDouble has been around more than two decades – having been introduced in 1997. At the time, its advertisement featured “Eddie the Echo.” Initially this was a hamburger not a cheeseburger and it was not originally offered with cheese.

Check out the commercial – it’s really funny and only 30 seconds.

When the bacon McDouble came along, its price was $2. In November 2013, it became part of the U.S. “Dollar Menu & More.” At one point, the McDouble had been removed from the McDonald’s menu. However, it was reintroduced in 2008.

The McDouble remains popular for being one of the cheapest things on the McDonald’s menu and one of the best values, especially if you are short on money. It is similar to a Big Mac, but a lot cheaper, so it’s an incredible value, especially if you are short on money!

What is a McDouble?

A McDouble is a burger that is in between a single and a double cheeseburger. Specifically, it has one more patty than a regular cheeseburger. So it has two meat patties. But it only has one slice of cheese that is in the middle of the two patties, so it has less cheese than the McDonald’s double cheeseburger that has 2 slices of cheese.

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The pair of beef patties are seasoned with pepper and salt only. The topping includes mustard, standard ketchup, a slice of American cheese, crunchy onions, and salty pickles.

If you order the bacon McDouble, it has something extra: the Applewood bacon, usually smoked to give the burger a pleasant taste.

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McDouble Flavours

There are two common flavors of the McDouble Hamburger.

  • Regular McDouble: contains the common ingredients only
  • Bacon McDouble: contains all the common ingredients plus grill seasoning and thick Applewood smoked bacon

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McDonald’s McDouble Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Are The Nutrition And Ingredients Of McDouble?

McDouble ingredients include beef patties, regular bun, American cheese, pickle, ketchup, onions, and mustard. The Bacon McDouble also has Applewood smoked bacon.

How Many Calories are in A McDouble?

The McDonald’s McDouble contains 400 calories.

How Many Carbs In A McDouble?

The McDouble has 33 grams of carbs.

How Much Is A McDouble?

McDouble costs as little as $1.39 at McDonald’s, but price will vary depending on your location and local taxes.

What Is A McDouble?

It is a lower priced cheeseburger sold by McDonald’s that is one of the best values for the the money on the entire McDonald’s Menu

What Is The Difference Between A McDonald’s McDouble And A Double Cheeseburger? 

The McDonald’s McDouble has one slice of cheese with two beef patties

The McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger contains two slices of cheese and two beef patties.

Does McDonald’s Still Sell The McDouble?

Yes, you can easily find McDouble in McDonald’s. It remains a very popular item.

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Why Is A McDouble Cheaper Than A Double Cheeseburger?

It’s all about the price of cheese! We were confused at first two. But it’s actually simple when you think about it. A double cheeseburger contains two slices of cheese but the McDouble only has one slice of cheese.

Is A McDouble Healthy?

Yes, especially for someone who intends to up their protein game. You get to do so while still staying within the calorie range of a usual lunch or dinner.

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Video: Why are McDonald’s Burgers So Delicious?

McDonald’s is famous for its burgers, selling approximately 75 every second. Of course, this means that the fast food giant must be doing something right when sandwiching their signature all-beef patties inside of a simple bun. But what makes these burgers so delicious?  Here’s the secret. Contrary to widespread rumor, all of their patties are actually made from 100 percent USDA-inspected beef.

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Image Credit: “MCdouble” by Thomas Hawk is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0


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