Daily Double Review
Product Name: Daily Double
Offer price: $2
McDonald’s is always introducing different variations of similar menu items to keep things fresh and to invite their customers to try something just a little different. You might notice that the Daily Double Cheeseburger looks similar to the McDouble, with almost the same ingredients and name but with a different twist – lettuce, tomato, slivered onions, and mayo in place of ketchup, mustard, and pickles. If you really like a twist on your McDonald’s favorites, have a look at their secret menu.
History of the Daily Double
The Daily Double is an Extra Value Menu item that appeared on some McDonald’s menus in 2011 and 2012. While this burger is a variation of the McDouble, McDonald’s introduced it as a new burger with an emphasis on freshness and quality to drive interest and more customers through the doors. It’s now offered at McDonald’s locations across the US and internationally, This burger is also a bit more expensive than its comparative McDouble so let’s see if the value and taste of this cheeseburger warrant the extra cost.
The Daily Double is priced at $1.99, making it a value cheeseburger under $2. This item is not guaranteed to stay on the menu, though it is expected to be around at least through the end of May 2020.
Daily Double Cheeseburger Review
The Daily Double consists of two 100% beef patties, well-seasoned, with a slice of melted American cheese between them. It’s topped off with shredded iceberg lettuce, slivered onions, mayo, and one juicy slice of tomato. The soft sesame seed buns are lightly toasted and priced at just under $2 – its value seems comparable to other McValue Menu items.
1. Taste and Texture [3/5]
The Daily Double Cheeseburger is similar in size and toppings to the McDouble, and the ingredients are similar. However, this cheeseburger includes mayo instead of ketchup and mustard, and the onions are fresh slices instead of the tiny chopped reconstructed onions I usually scrape off of other burgers. Without the pickles, I miss a bit of the crunchy sour bite, but the other toppings are fairly fresh, so the crunchy freshness is still there.
You can also order this burger with pickles at no extra cost if you love them as much as I do. The beef patties are well-cooked and seasoned, a bit juicy, and not too dry. I prefer my American cheese to be melted, and since this burger is constructed with one slice of American cheese in between the two beef patties, this works for me. I do like the mayo, but I always end up adding ketchup and mustard. There’s something about that trifecta condiment taste I really like.
2. Nutrition Facts – Is It Healthy? [2/5]
When it comes to nutrition for the Daily Double Cheeseburger, compared to the McDouble, it’s not too bad. It has 50 more calories and 5 more grams of fat whereas protein and carbs remain the same. You might be surprised to find that the Daily Double is lower in sodium at 810 mg. Maybe this is due to omitting pickles and using fresh onions, the McDouble has reconstituted onions that are less flavorful and less fresh than the sliced onions used on the Daily Double.
- 490 Calories
- 30 g Fat
- 32 g Carbs
- 810 mg Sodium
- 22 g Protein
3. Are they Worth it? [4/5]
A McDouble is about $1.39, so some may wonder why the Daily Double is just upwards of $2. The freshness factor plays a part for sure, but in my opinion, it’s still a great value for a nice sized fast-food burger. I definitely prefer a burger with shredded lettuce, a slice of tomato, mayo, and fresh crunchy onions to give it the crisp bite I enjoy. Plus, adding pickles is free, and that’s almost my favorite part.
Similar to other value menu items, it’s really up to personal preference on which burger to order and how. You could order the Daily Double with veggies and mayo, or you could order the McDouble and add a couple of extra condiments for about the same price, give or take a few cents. I prefer to order my meals easily without a lot of fuss, so when I want a quick full burger, this is a great choice – I just add pickles.
How do you think the Daily Double Cheeseburger compares to other McValue Menu items? Should it remain on the menu or is it an easy burger to pass up? We would love to hear your opinion in the comments below.