Double Cheeseburger

The Double Cheeseburger at Burger King isn’t exactly an overwhelmingly popular choice. But there are good reasons why you should pick it (at least every now and then).

You go to a Burger King, and there’s a very good chance that you’ll order a Whopper. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you may go with one of the many other versions of the Whopper on the menu. God knows there are plenty of them to pick from.
You can also go for the Quarter Pound King or the variants with the bacon included. Those are pretty popular as well.
Amidst all those choices, often the poor Double Cheeseburger is overlooked. But that shouldn’t always be the case. There are times when it makes plenty of sense to just go with a Double Cheeseburger instead.
But when should you pick the Double Cheeseburger? Here are some reasons why you might reconsider your options and go for this reliable classic:

It’s Extremely Affordable

That’s probably why some people order the Double Cheeseburger. You can get a double cheeseburger for $1.99, on average. It doesn’t wreck your budget at all. Combine this burger with the rest of the meal (maybe some chicken nuggets and fries), and the total cost might even bring a smile to your face.
The cost is surprisingly low, considering what you’re getting. Its equivalent burger from other fast-food restaurants almost cost a lot more. Finding a burger with 2 patties for less than $2 will be almost impossible if you’re going to stray from your local Burger King.

It’s Filling

When you’re hungry, a single patty in your burger just won’t be enough. You need that extra patty. Lucky for you, you’re not getting some super-thin patty that looks pathetic. Instead, these beef patties are relatively thick. Add the other ingredients, such as the layer of melted American cheese and crinkle cut pickles, along with the mayo and ketchup with the toasted sesame seed bun, and you’re all set.
Have this for lunch, and it won’t leaving you craving for more. It surprises plenty of people on how it can fill them up more than they expected. It makes the low price even more surprising.

The Taste is Great

Perhaps you’re thinking that it may be filling, but it doesn’t taste all that good. How good can the taste get, when it costs less than $2?
However, this is tastier than its price might suggest. Those thick beef patties really taste as good as they look. Burger King knows how to season these patties. Even if you have the burger delivered to your door and it arrives maybe 15 minutes later, they still get your taste buds going.
You’ll find the beef patties still quite juicy, especially with the melted cheese adding to the flavor. You’ll also appreciate the great smoky flavor, resulting from the slight char on the outside of the patties.
Even the pickle slices aren’t substandard, either. They’re thick as well, and also nicely crunchy. Even the toasted sesame seed bun helps with its added texture. That’s not just there to help make you feel full.
The taste mixes in nicely with the melted cheese, the tangy pickles, the sharp yellow mustard, and the sweetness of the ketchup. It comes together nicely.

It Doesn’t Have as Many Calories

The Double Cheeseburger comes with just 360 calories. That’s not bad at all, and it won’t really wreck your diet. A single Whopper, in comparison, comes with 626 calories. And if you’re on a diet, then that order of Double Whopper with Cheese will certainly get you in trouble. That one comes with a whopping 912 calories.

There’s Not Much Sodium, Either

Plenty of adults these days have issues with their heart, or just with high blood pressure. That’s why so many people are suddenly conscious about their sodium intake. Even the American Heart Association recommends that adults limit their sodium intake to just 1,500 mg. People should really avoid going over 2,000 mg per day.
That’s not really a problem with the Double Cheeseburger, since it only contains 490 mg of sodium. Other options, especially the Burger King menu items with more “exotic” names, come with a lot more sodium than it’s safe.
With the Ultimate Angus Mushroom Swiss, you get 996 mg of sodium. It’s even worse with the Ultimate Angus Classic Beef, with 1,294 mg of sodium. The champion of them all is probably the Double Western Whopper—that one comes with 1,360 mg of sodium. You almost get your sodium DV with a single burger.

Final Words

So, the Double Cheeseburger is affordable, yet it’s filling and tastes great as well. And while no one’s saying that it’s super-healthy (which isn’t an adjective you can use for many fast-food items), at least it’s not as bad as the other double burgers out there. Enjoy your Double Cheeseburger then!