McDonald’s Cheeseburger

Last Updated on 25/04/2019 by Burger Lad

McDonald’s Cheeseburger Review

McDonald’s Cheeseburger:

What they say:

Sometimes you just want to reach for a classic. A classic 100% beef patty, and cheese; with onions, pickles, mustard and a dollop of tomato ketchup, in a soft bun. Delicious.

Price: £0.99.

Calories: 301 kcal.

There is no denying that the McDonald’s Cheeseburger is a classic. The burger that helped build a corporate empire for Ray Croc and conquered the USA and then the world.

Overstatement? Possibly.

The Cheeseburger was on the very first McDonald’s menu and it has remained there ever since.

It is simple. It doesn’t have the greatest appearance. But I bet it is the most common item that people have when they are introduced to the Golden Arches.

And it is still only 99p…

McDonald's Cheese Burger

Miss Milkshake has always referred to the combination of beef, cheese, onions, pickles, mustard and ketchup as the “true taste of McDonald’s” and I can’t argue with that statement.

Growing up, I convinced myself I hated the sauce(s) so always had them plain (see here) but today I was having it as it should be.

This was my first visit to McDonald’s in a month and I was gagging.

Monopoly continues to rumble on – I’m not a fan of the promotion, especially when it encourages idiots to spend £130 in an attempt to win the £100k prize.

Come on girl… you need to at least double that.

Maybe I am a hypocrite, as I am writing this review after cashing in a free Extra Value Meal. Don’t judge me…

McDonald's Cheeseburger

No surprises, the McDonald’s Cheeseburger is not much of a looker… but for a 99p fast food burger what do you REALLY expect!?

Biting in, I got that distinctive sweetness of the ketchup but that is soon accompanied by a favourable tang from the mustard.

I am now 99% convinced that my Quarter Pounder with Cheese was devoid of the latter. I’ll have to re-visit it.

McDonald's Cheese Burger

The Cheeseburger is one of the options on the Saver Menu but I do ponder why you would get this when you can upgrade to a Double Cheeseburger for an additional 60p.

Maybe not everyone is as greedy as me?

There is probably only one burger more basic than this on the McDonald’s menu and that award surely has to go to the lowly Hamburger (review coming soon).

What more can you say?

McDonald's Cheeseburger

As you can see from lifting the lid, this is definitely a case of pickle rather than pickles. Perhaps because so many customers (citation needed) pick theirs out, McDonald’s have a mandate to only put one slice in?

Either way, you get that sweet pickle now and then with a semi-sharp onion tang which intersperses with the tag-team champions of (burger) sauces.

A collection of ingredients copied at pretty much every single hamburger joint around the world.

It would be good to see some limited time Cheeseburger variations that you get overseas, but with the customisation platform I guess this is what we will continue with in the UK.

McDonald's Cheeseburger

The McDonald’s Cheeseburger is a classic. It’s not trying to be something it isn’t. It sits proudly on the menu priced at 99p and despite its basic appearance is probably one of the most ordered items in this country and beyond.

When thinking of a Fast Food Hall of Fame, you would have to arguably reserve a slot for the Cheeseburger – the “true taste of McDonald’s”.

Burger Lad®











  • Classic "taste of McDonald's"
  • Great value for money


  • Basic

One thought on “McDonald’s Cheeseburger

  • 25/04/2019 at 1:16 pm

    Taste should be a 7, it might not look like much but the flavour really is sublime, so well balanced, truly the taste of McDonalds imo.

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