FAST food fans were left fuming when McDonald’s announced that they would be upping the price of the 99p cheeseburger for the first time in 14 years.
As of Wednesday this week diners will have to fork out an additional 20p for their favorite patty, which may not seem steep but will quickly add up.
However, for those wanting to access a cheap cheesy fix we have the perfect solution.
In response to this price increase, the team at meal kit comparison site Meal Delivery Experts have calculated the price it would cost you to make your very own McDonald’s style cheeseburger for less than the original 99p price.
In fact the DIY burger will come in at just 68p per serving meaning that you can pocket 31p extra if you make your own, and is 51p less than the new price.
Using ingredients sourced from Aldi, the price of the individual components that make up the famous burger have been calculated based on the amount used in a singular serving.
The ingredients list is as follows:
- Ashfields British Beef Burger – Price for a single burger £0.44
- Village Bakery Seeded Burger Bun – Price for a single bun £0.17
- Everyday Essentials Cheesy Singles – Price for a single slice £0.04
- The Deli Pickled Gherkins – Price for 10g is less than £0.01
- Bramwell’s Tomato Ketchup – Price for 10g is less than £0.01
- Bramwell’s American Style Mustard – Price for 10g is less than £0.01
- Nature’s Pick Onions – Price for 10g is less than £0.01
1. Place an optional teaspoon of oil (5ml) into your pan on medium heat. Add your burger patty to the pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side, sprinkling a pinch of salt on both sides as well.
2. Brown each of the burger buns in a pan and set aside.
3. On each top bun place 10g of ketchup and 10g of mustard.
4. Finely dice one small onion and cut a gherkin into slices. Add 10g of onion onto the top bun as well as three gherkin slices.
5. Add one cheese slice onto each burger patty in the pan. Add one teaspoon of water to the pan and cover with a lid for 30 seconds to allow the steam to melt the cheese.
6. Add your burger to the bottom bun, add your top bun on top and you’re done!