Celebrating 50 years of the Big Mac®

Did you know that the McDonald’s Big Mac® is celebrating 50 years?

To celebrate, the restaurant chain recently launched two limited edition versions of the iconic Big Mac® – the Mac Jr.™ and the Grand Big Mac.

Arriving in all UK restaurants, the trio is available for a limited time only and includes –

The birthday burger, the ORIGINAL 50-year-old Big Mac®: The treasured and famous burger, made from TWO all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, sandwiched between a three-piece sesame seed bun (RRP: £3.09 – burger only)

New and limited-edition Mac Jr.™: Made with the all same iconic ingredients (with one less patty), the Mac Jr.™ is smaller than a Big Mac®, but still packs a pickle. (RRP: £2.29 – burger only)

New and limited-edition Grand Big Mac™: With the same Big Mac® much loved ingredients, the Grand Big Mac™ offers the one-of-a-kind taste you love in a larger size. (RRP: £4.09 – burger only)

Here’s a little more about the history of the Big Mac® –

The Big Mac® was first created in February 1968 by an American McDonald’s franchisee named Jim Delligatti in Pennsylvania, USA. Delligatti originally wanted to call the burger ‘The Aristocrat’, however after consideration McDonald’s chose to go with the now famous name, Big Mac®.

Best known for its special (and for a long time, secret) sauce, which took Delligetti two years to perfect, the Big Mac® became famous for its one-of-a-kind taste. The famous combination of two all-beef patties, pickles, lettuce, onions, cheese and special sauce, sandwiched and separated by a triple-decker sesame seed bun ensured the burger became an instant classic.

Following great success in the USA, the Big Mac® arrived in the UK in 1974 when the first UK restaurant opened on Woolwich High Street. Once customers tasted it, McDonald’s (and the Big Mac® fans) never looked back and it is now sold in over 100 countries worldwide and one of the most-loved and most iconic burgers in the world.

I was also challenged to do the Big Mac® Tongue Twister in 4 secs. It looks easy but hey – it does take some practice. Although I think I nailed it in the end.


Here’s a video of Chesney Hawkes and Jason Donovan taking the challenge –


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