The McDonald's McDouble Is Dead

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Alas, my McDouble-loving friends, it appears McDonald's has sent the popular burger off into the sunset. From what we know, it won't be replaced with the McSingle, or the McTriple, leaving fans to make do with less-thrifty substitutes.

A staple of the McDonald's "Loose Change" menu, the McDouble combined the best part of a regular hamburger — the patty — with, well, a regular hamburger. Twice the meat, without messing with one's condiment ratios.

For whatever reason, it appears the fast food franchise has done away with it. Typing "McDouble" into Google returns the product page from the McDonald's website as the first result, however, if you click the link, you'll be redirected to the main page.

You won't find it on the current Loose Change menu, but a visit to the page as it appeared in March reveals the McDouble as item number one.

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Even with the McDouble banished from the menu, punters after similar fare won't necessarily be left wanting.

The Double Cheeseburger is a close facsimile (and some might argue, the superior offering) and if you ask your server to forgo a slice of cheese, it's essentially the same thing - albeit without the $3 asking price. (Instead you're looking at closer to $6.)

Alternatively, if you have cash to burn, you could always go to Canada where the McDouble is alive and well.

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    Is anyone actually upset with this? Outside of teenagers, you would visit McDonalds over the many superior offerings?

    Phew, the Chicken n Cheese is still there.

    I've never gotten the McDouble, always opted for the Double Quarter Pounder instead, though I believe this isn't on the (official, at least) menu over east?

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