Double Cheeseburger Gets Boot for One-Slice McDouble

McDonald's new burger, with less cheese, takes standby's place on dollar menu
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 29, 2008 5:01 PM CDT
McDonald's is planning to drop the double cheeseburger off its dollar menu for the McDouble, a cheaper product to produce that will be sold at a premium.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Grumbling from franchisees has McDonald’s set to bump the price of its double cheeseburger up to $1.19, the Chicago Tribune reports. That, of course, would knock it off the popular dollar menu, so plans are to replace it there with the new McDouble—virtually the same burger but with only one slice of cheese instead of two. Franchise owners—who operate 85% of US outlets—complained that soaring ingredient costs were killing profits.