For $50, it better be good.
I found the alternative article (on the same page) comical.
Too rich for your taste? Try McD’s
By BRADEN KEIL
Chef Daniel Boulud’s new $50 burger may have ravenous truffle-lovers raving, but Gus Mendez would rather have Mickey D’s – and $45.
The Tourist from Philly was chomping down on a double chomping down on a double cheeseburger at McDonald’s on Sixth Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets when he heard about the most expensive burger in New York.
“I guess the economy ain’t that bad,” said Gus, whose meal deal cost less than $5 and came with fries and a coke. “I could feed ten people for the price of that burger.”
And he didn’t even have to fork over a 20 percent gratuity.
As for the atmosphere, Gus’ five bucks didn’t buy him much.
Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne boasts a clubby feel, soft lighting, fine linens and French-made china.
Mickey D’s has plastic furniture, fluorescent light, biodegradable wrappers and an ATM machine with a 99-cent charge. While Gus was wolfing down his meal, a fight broke out between two patrons.
But when it comes to ingredients, nothing rolls off the tongue like “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.”