Firstly, this isn’t one of those “hacks” you see going viral on Twitter, with a couple of Australian boys cheating the touchscreen ordering boards at a McDonald’s restaurant and making it so they get a free patty with their Quarter Pounder.
Secondly, yes ‘Half Pounder’ would make more sense, but whatever I’m not going to start pressing that.
The Quarter Pounder army is for sure a strong one, prioritising taste over volume – unlike those Big Mac goons – but it’s sometimes hard to watch them eat their big ol’ burger and not get a bit jealous sometimes.
Yes my burger is nicer than yours, but there’s less of it and that’s a shame.
Well now, according to The Mirror, that won’t be the case for much longer as, from the 7th of August, you’ll be able to order a double Quarter Pounder from McDonald’s.
The burger will set you back £4.29 on its own or £5.79, previously £6.98 if you were one of those people who got creative with their order, making everyone in the McDonald’s kitchen think you’re a dick.
There is bad news though, and that’s that the double Quarter Pounder will only be around for seven weeks (49 days) for some reason. I genuinely can’t imagine this burger not going down a storm, so I have no clue why they’re doing that. It’s not like they even have to get new ingredients in, just twice as many.
This coincides with the release and availability of McDonald’s spicy chicken nuggets, which are also inexplicably temporary.
These spicy nugs will set you back £3.19 for six, £3.49 for nine and £4.99 for twenty. What kind of sicko is ordering nine? It really is worth going either way there.
So yeah, there’s good news but don’t put all of your eggs in one basket with a new McDonald’s order that you stick to for years. These new menu additions are merely fleeting specs of joy in our all too ephemeral lives.
The temporary nature of these nuggets and burgers serve as a constant reminder of all of own mortality, so enjoy them while you can, but appreciate them for what they are.
I love you.
Images via McDonald’s
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down. You can contact Alfie at [email protected]Follow