Big Mac fans – get excited! To kickstart a year of celebrations for the 50th birthday of the world famous Big Mac® UK McDonalds have introduced two new limited-edition sizes of the legendary burger. Following wide-spread customer demand and a huge success in the States, the Mac Jr.™ and the Grand Big Mac™ are bringing burger-fans the same delicious Big Mac® taste they know and love – the only difference is the size. The burgers have arrived in all UK McDonalds restaurants in early February 50 years after the creation of the original Big Mac® and are only available for a limited period, the tasty trio 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)
An established classic in the McDonald’s family, 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 McDonalds 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.
These limited addition burgers are available until the 20th of March. Lots of people from all over have been celebrating by trying to say the tongue twister (all the ingredients that go into a big mac) in under for seconds.
Take a look at the legendary Chesney Hawkes and Jason Donovan having a go
I also had a go myself and it’s really not as easy as it looks!
*This post is in collaboration with McDonalds.