BIG MAC TURNS 50!
After Pittsburgh, PA, owner/operator Jim Delligatti formulated what would become its signature sandwich in 1967, McDonald’s introduced the
Big Mac to all franchisees in 1968.
21, working in 1967 as an advertising
secretary, pitched the name “Big Mac,” thus officially labeling the most famous
sandwich of the century.
After launching in 1968 for 49 cents, a Big Mac today is $4 to $5 or more.
Devised by The
Economist in 1986, the Big Mac Index is used to compare purchasing power around the globe.
In 2007, Delligatti and his
family opened a Big Mac Museum Restaurant in North
As of 2015, 550 million Big Macs were sold annually.
Bottles of limited-edition Big Mac sauce priced as high
as $10,000 appeared on eBay after McDonald’s
gave away 10,000 bottles of the tasty condiment
in January 2017.