Science confirms this works
Because weighing things is science, right? With my scale that measures grams (please don't ask me why I have this) we looked at the hard numbers. As you can see, our McDouble Mac-thing (on the left) actually weighs more at 151g than the Big Mac itself, which weighs 144g. I can't be sure why this weight discrepancy exists, as both sandwiches are said to use the same 63g patties.
Prices vary from state to state, but generally McDoubles go for around $2, while Big Macs retail from $4-$5. In New York, where this experiment took place, a Big Mac averages $5.23, while a McDouble is priced at $1.82. I was also charged an extra 10 cents for lettuce. That's a whopping $3.31 difference -- enough scratch to get two packs of Big League Chew. Cool.
Never let the middle bun drag your wallet and spirit down again.
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Wil Fulton is a staff writer for Thrillist. He was really chill about asking for the Big Mac Sauce. Follow him: @wilfulton.