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Things you never knew about the Big Mac

Growing up as a kid, you have most likely visited McDonald’s several times. One of the most popular meals at McDonald’s is the Big Mac. Considering its longevity and popularity, it has become synonymous with the brand and one cannot really imagine a McDonald’s without the Big Mac. In this article, we shall discuss some of the things you may have not known about the Big Mac.


It is fifty-two years old

The Big Mac was released as a new super-sandwich back in August 1968.

Firstly created for steelworkers

The man behind the creation of the Big Mac was Jim Delligatti. Back in the 1960s, many of his customers were steel mill workers and they would come to eat following a long day at work. They would arrive at McDonald’s extremely hungry and a single-patty cheeseburger would not cut it. It is here when Jim Delligatti started experimenting with two patties, together with pickles and onions.

“Special sauce” nickname

The Big Mac consists of what McDonald’s referred to as a special sauce back in 1974. Before that, it was coined as “secret sauce”. Although the tag for this sauce had changed, the ingredients used remained a secret for many years.

A lot of seeds

The Big Mac bun comes with a lot of sesame seeds. It was reported that each Big Mac bun contains between three hundred and eighty-five and four hundred sesame seeds. This surely makes a difference to all of you, err. readers! 

Big Mac was coined by a secretary

The Big Mac owes its name to a company secretary. A number of names were considered for what today is known as the Big Mac. One name which was considered as “The Aristocrat”. This name however would fail to communicate that anyone can enjoy the burger. A twenty-one-year-old secretary from McDonald’s advertising department came up with the name. At first, the senior personnel had ridiculed the suggestion, however, the name was soon adopted!

The Big Mac has been around for less than the Whopper

The Whopper has been around for more years than the Big Mac. For accuracy, it has been around for more than ten years than the Big Mac.

One enthusiast ate over thirty thousand Big Mac meals

Are you a McDonald’s fan? You sure ain’t as good as Donald A. Gorske! He holds the world record for the most Big Macs ever consumed. He has ate one every single day since 1972. 

The Big Mac remains one of the leading food items at McDonald’s. Second best to be exact! Guess what tops it? The French fries of course!

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