We mentioned a few weeks ago that McDonald’s was now offering a the Triple Cheeseburger in a few select areas around the country. I wasn’t sure if my area had it, and it wasn’t on the menu. I just asked for it, and it was actually an item they had. I paid $2.00.
The McDonald’s Triple Cheeseburger is three patties of beef, two slices of American cheese, pickles, a little bit of diced onions, mustard, ketchup, and a very lightly toasted bun.
At first glance, it didn’t look put together very well. The bun wasn’t even, and I had to do some rearranging to make sure it stayed together while I ate.
The three beef patties makes this a very meaty burger. I felt it was very light on the pickles and onions. Very few bites actually had these ingredients, but those that did brought in a tangy and somewhat crunchy element that I thought really worked well. Unfortunately it was just too little.
I loved the gooey melted cheese. Two slices of cheese definitely worked better than just one from the McDouble. The three patties makes the Triple Cheeseburger very hearty and filling. I would have liked more mustard and ketchup, as it was a bit dry. The main sources of juiciness came from the little in the patties and the melted cheese.
I’d say the main criticism is the lack of balance in flavors. The bottom portion of beef and cheese was a majority of the burger, with just a hint of other ingredients. If you want a burger with meat, and don’t care about much else, this is probably good for you. If you want something more balanced with all the ingredients working together, you probably want something smaller like the McDouble or Double Cheeseburger.
All in all, the price was good at $2, and since you can’t get the McDouble for $1 anymore (my local McDonald’s was up to $1.49), this is a good value for what you get.
Grade: 3.5 out of 5
I would have liked more balance, but I can’t really complain for how full I was afterward.
McDonald’s Triple Cheeseburger Nutritional Information: