When people think of McDonald’s, their mind often thinks of the Big Mac. After it’s, it’s an icon for the fast-food chain. Even though the company’s burger is well-known, most people don’t know how the Big Mac came about.
McDonald’s celebrated the Big Mac’s 50th anniversary in 2018. To commemorate the event, McDonald’s provided some tidbits about how it came to be. Oddly enough, the Big Macs history is as rich as the thick burger. The burger, which is comprised of two beef patties, special sauce, cheese, lettuce, onions and pickles on a sesame bun, began in 1967.
A Pittsburgh franchisee, Jim, Delligatti, felt McDonald’s needed a bigger burger that could be catered to adults. To fill the void in his menu, he came up with a double burger he called the Big Mac and introduced it on April 22, 1967.
In 1968, McDonald’s incorporated the Big Mac into all its menus throughout the nation and released it in Canada the same year. The sandwich first sold for $0.45, with a tagline that said it was a meal disguised as a sandwich with an emphasis on its larger than average size.