Ranking Dollar Menu Burgers: Don't Deny it, You Know You Eat Them
The City of Ate has spent the past week parsing and pummeling through the Dallas burger scene. We can all personally attest to the wide girth of our coverage, which includes buns, off-the-beaten-path burgers, Korean burgers, smackdowns and more.
See Also: Burger Week
But, if we're really going to discuss burgers, we can't leave out fast-food burgers. (Or can we?) Because honestly, fast-food burgers are what we eat the most. Now, I didn't technically fact-check that, nor should you, but I'm basing it on a really good source, who will remain nameless because I couldn't read her name tag. See, there was a slight snafu in my order at a McDonald's drive-thru the other day (Dr Pepper instead of Diet Coke), which was no big deal, but then the lady at the window apologized for being in such a hurry and offered this:
"We recently beat the record for 132 cars in one hour. The previous record was 130. But, we beat it by two cars."
She was proud. She should be. That's 2.2 cars per minute for those of you that are statically inclined.
So, in our full-court press on burgers, I've broken down five dollar-menu burgers. Besides, there are just some days (albeit few and far between) when the less shameful stars of my universe align and require a couple sharp left turns through the line for a large Diet Coke and a McDouble with cheese for $2.17, ordered and delivered in less than 30 seconds.
This Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe was basically served cold, which makes sense considering how long it took to get it. The square patty was thin and had holes in it, but what was most disconcerting was how the beef looked. It's probably best not to inspect fast food patties closely. Less is more. And someone needs to put that iceberg lettuce out of its misery.