A customer adds his own slice of cheese to Checker’s Burger

A man has gone viral after revealing how he saves money on burgers at Checker’s, using his own slice of cheese from home.

User Jerrod Hampton (@thatguyhamp10) shares with his followers how “cheap” he looks in the clip, showing off a prepackaged slice of cheese on his kitchen table. On his table is a slice of cheese from a pack of cheese from the store. He then shows an unwrapped burger from Checker’s.

“That’s how cheap I am, y’all. I don’t talk bullshit,” he said. “You all know what’s going on here.”

Because the fast food restaurant charges for cheese on its burgers, Hampton decided to add cheese to the house in order to save some money. The video racked up more than 68,000 views on Thursday, with many viewers supporting Hampton’s money-saving technique.

@thatguyhamp10 #cheap #😂😂😂 #haha ♬ original sound – Jerrod Hampton

“Naw fr bc we have cheese at home,” one viewer joked.

“Yes, I have this WIC cheese, so order it without cheese, it’s about 50 cents cheaper,” agreed a second.

“Bro, that’s really smart, thanks,” wrote a third.

Most viewers shared their stories of using the same method of saving money and how much some places charge for cheese.

“I do the same for my Burger King Whoppers, I don’t pay 50 cents for a slice of cheese,” one shared.

“I used to do that, but Sonic decided all their burgers would be cheeseburgers, so if you say no cheese, it doesn’t cost less!!” a second said.

“Literally lmao. My Five Guys charges an extra two bucks for a cheeseburger so I do the same,” wrote a third.

However, others criticized Hampton, saying it wasn’t cheap enough.

“If you were really cheap you would have extra veggies on the burger, scoop them up and make a salad later,” one viewer said.

“So cheap you spend double on checkers instead of cooking a fucking burger. You are lazy and cheap,” another added.

Checkers isn’t the only fast food chain to charge extra for cheese. Burger King, Five Guys, and Wendy’s all charge extra for the dairy slice. According to MarketWatch, the average cost of adding cheese to a burger is $1.50.

The Daily Dot reached out to Jerrod Hampton through the TikTok comment and Checker through his website’s contact form.


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*First published: October 27, 2022, 2:55 p.m. CDT

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