NY Post – What is “the cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history” Hint: It has 390 calories. It contains 23g, or half a daily serving, of protein, plus 7% of daily fiber, 20% of daily calcium and so on. Also, you can get it in 14,000 locations in the US and it usually costs $1. Presenting one of the unsung wonders of modern life, the McDonald’s McDouble cheeseburger. The argument above was made by a commenter on the Freakonomics blog run by economics writer Stephen Dubner and professor Steven Leavitt, who co-wrote the million-selling books on the hidden side of everything. Dubner mischievously built an episode of his highly amusing weekly podcast around the debate. Many huffy back-to-the-earth types wrote in to suggest the alternative meal of boiled lentils. Great idea. Now go open a restaurant called McBoiled Lentils and see how many customers line up.
If you’re homeless or poor, there is absolutely nothing else you should be eating other than McDoubles. I don’t need the socioeconomic experts to tell me that shit is the best, cheapest food ever. All you need to do is go through college or be high in high school or be strapped for cash once in your life before you realize the beauty that is the McDouble. Half your protein, 7% of your fiber, 20% of your calcium, and 100% of your daily fucking deliciousness. The fact that you can get all that shit for like 4 quarters is a modern miracle. McDonald’s should be given some sort of humanitarian award for that offer. If you’re starving on the street or just kinda fat and lazy like me the McDouble is the way to go. The Cheesy Gordita Crunch from Taco Bell can be your special treat that you splurge for once in a while when you wanna drop 2 bucks. But your daily sustenance should be straight double cheeseburgers off the Dollar Menu.
PS – If you’re not craving McDonald’s for lunch right now there’s something wrong with you.