Biggest Burger Value in Oak Park: Mickey's Third-Pounder

Big value, messy as hell

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By David Hammond

After a workout, beef protein is what I want, and so I stop at Five Guys, McDonalds, and sometimes…Mickey's.

After a recent workout, I planned to stop by Mickey's to get a Big Baby or a Big Mickey, both netting out to about a quarter pound of beef. However, Mickey's is running a promotion that caught my eye: one-third pound hamburger for $2.

I had to go for that.

It turned out to be a big value, tasty enough, but messy as hell: there's a lot of everything on one "with everything." As you can see in the cartoonish picture above, the burger sits on top of tomato, lettuce, grilled onion. The problem with building a burger like this is that when you grasp the sandwich, everything tends to squish out. And because there's a lot of moisture in this sandwich (from grease, tomato, lettuce, onion and mayo), the bun falls apart like newsprint in a downpour.

You're not getting grass-fed beef or heirloom tomatoes with the third-pounder, but you're getting a lot of sandwich for two bucks.


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David Hammond from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: April 14th, 2014 12:01 AM

I will never eat a hamburger the same way again. Can't wait to try out this technique with the Third Pounder. Thank you, Phil!

Violet Aura from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: April 13th, 2014 2:31 PM

Did you keep your cooties off the counter this time, Dave?

Phil from Oak Park  

Posted: April 13th, 2014 9:17 AM

You may be interested to read that a group of scientists recently studied the best way to hold a burger so that it doesn't get too messy. The key is to use the pinkies to support the back. Here's a link:

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