McDonald's Is Testing the 'Grand Mac'

And the 'Mac Jr.,' for those with daintier appetites
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2016 1:18 AM CDT
McDonald's Is Testing Bigger, Smaller Macs
The Mac Jr. is on the left, the Grand Mac is on the right, and the "Goldilocks" Mac is in the middle.   (McDonald's via AP)

The Big Mac turns 50 next year, and McDonald's has decided to update its signature menu item from 1967 for an age when the average burger—and the average American—is bigger. A super-sized "Grand Mac" was rolled out in the test markets of central Ohio and Dallas/Fort Worth on Tuesday, along with a smaller "Mac Jr.," reports Columbus Business First.

The Grand Mac has a bigger bun and bigger patties than the Big Mac, including a third of a pound of beef instead of a fifth, and sells for $4.89, according to the AP. The single-layer Mac Jr., which the company says is "easier to eat on the go," sells for between $2.39 and $2.59. Both burgers will be introduced nationwide if they turn out to be a hit with Texans and Ohioans. (A McDonald's in Missouri is promising diners all-you-can eat fries.)

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