Bring Back the $1.99 MDP Burger!

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During his ten-year NFL career, Michael Dean Perry was a six-time Pro Bowler, two-time All-Pro selection, and was the UPI Defensive Player of the Year in 1989.

But the most important and lasting impact of Perry's career came during his time in Cleveland (he played for the Browns from 1988 to 1994), when he ushered in the magnificent MDP, a triple cheeseburger slathered in bacon - and circular bacon at that!

Now, the MDP is no more and hasn't been for nearly 30 years, but maybe it's time we did something right for a change as a society and brought it back to Northeast Ohio.

Now, you might run into a smart aleck who will say, "They do still have the MDP. It's just called a triple bacon cheeseburger now." Okay, but it's not called the MDP, right? So therefore, the MDP does not exist, and the situation needs to be rectified, even if it comes down to the semantics of simply changing a menu item's name.

This wouldn't even be that difficult a move, as the MDP was only released in the metro Cleveland area and was, at the time at least, the largest thing McDonald's ever offered.

The other caveat is that in his retirement, Perry did invest in a number of Subway locations, so perhaps there's still a chance to revive the MDP in a renewed form, like a phoenix rising from the ashes. But still, Northeast Ohioans will fondly remember the MDP's previous iteration, a quarter-pound behemoth of a burger that will make you immediately want to take a nap.

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