From the moment it first came off the griddle in 1967 at a McDonald’s location in suburban Pittsburgh, the Big Mac was destined to be an icon. It only took a year for franchisee Jim Delligatti’s creation to go from regional novelty to nationwide phenomenon. Now, the Big Mac is getting a makeover. Well, two makeovers, actually.
Don’t worry, the original Big Mac isn’t going away. McDonald’s is simply introducing two new versions: the Little Mac and the Double Big Mac. The Little Mac still has what you want on a Big Mac, minus one hamburger patty and the third bun. The Double Big Mac increases the beef quotient of the original Big Mac to four patties.
The revamped burgers are available for a limited time at participating locations. No word on if you’ll be required to sing updated lyrics to the classic Big Mac jingle when ordering. “Four all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.”
Did you know the original name of the Big Mac was the Aristocrat? However, consumers found that tricky to pronounce. Another rejected name was Blue Ribbon Burger. It was a 21-year-old secretary working in the McDonald’s corporate advertising department who ultimately coined the name that stuck.