Is A Homemade Cheeseburger More Cost Effective Than A McDonald's One?

Nope. It sure isn’t, but Trent at the Simple Dollar makes a good case for why you should just make yourself a cheeseburger. He went to McDonald’s, bought a cheeseburger and then tried to replicate it at home for the same amount of money. (He used real tomato instead of ketchup, however.)

The burger Trent assembled cost $1.83, while the McDonald’s double cheeseburger was $1.06, but he still thinks he got a pretty good deal.

Is The Value Menu Really A Value? Comparing The Homemade Double Cheeseburger To The McDonald’s $1 Version [The Simple Dollar] (Thanks, T!)