Woman upset by 'half slice of cheese' in Filet-O-Fish burger -- but this has always been the case

Submitted by Stomper Sue

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A customer was disappointed when she realised that her Filet-O-Fish burger from McDonald's contained half a slice of cheese instead of a full slice.

However, what she — and many others — did not know is that the popular burger has always been served with a half-slice of cheese.

Stomper Sue said she visited the McDonald's outlet at Tampines Mart on Saturday evening (Aug 27).

She recounted: "It has been quite awhile since I've had a Filet-O-Fish burger at McDonald's, so I ordered one on Saturday.

"The burger came with the fish 'slapped' out between the two buns, so I had to peel the burger open to reposition it. Lo and behold, I saw that I got a tiny half-slice of cheese.

"I was left wondering if this is the new normal for McDonald's Filet-O-Fish burger or are they trying to cut costs.

"At $3.70, this is very disappointing. I will not order this burger again."

In response to a Stomp query, a McDonald's spokesman said: "Our best loved Filet-O-Fish has always been served with a half-slice of melted cheese and our Double Filet-O-Fish uses a single slice of cheese."

In fact, this is also reflected in the illustrations for both versions of the burger on the McDonald's Singapore website.

This recipe has been used since 1961.

To further confirm this, the Stomp team ordered a Filet-O-Fish burger from the McDonald's outlet at Canberra Plaza on Wednesday afternoon (Aug 31).

Now you know.

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