Thinking about what the new Daily Double at McDonald’s would taste like, I figured it would be similar to the Double Cheeseburger Deluxe at Wendy’s. That is, a standard McD double cheeseburger plus lettuce, mayo and tomato. I quickly realized when they say “lettuce, tomato and mayo” in the posters, that is ALL you get.
Truth in advertising. I can’t fault McDonald’s for it. But what a plain, middle class, blah burger. The bottom-up construction, meat-cheese-meat-tomato-lettuce-mayo, left much to be desired. For starters, would it have killed them to include a pickle? I added ketchup, and that helped a lot. Perhaps McDonald’s was worried about straying too far into Big N’ Tasty territory, but since that sandwich is MIA, what harm would there be to include them? Nice that they used the Big Mac shredded lettuce for something new, but the sandwich itself was just nothing to write about (and look, I am doing it anyway.)
My wife, who prefers to tax the patience of the person at the register with the impossible-to-order “Big Mac without the center bread” had the great idea of subbing special sauce for mayo. Man, was her version better! She reported that the tomato neutralized some of the kick in the special sauce, though, which I found interesting.
Bottom line – this sandwich is not worth the hefty $1.99 price tag. For half that, I could stick with the McDouble and have my ketchup and pickles. A buck extra for shredded lettuce and a tomato is not worth it.