McDonald’s Corp. today confirmed that it plans to introduce nationally both smaller and larger versions of its signature Big Mac in early 2017. The chain began testing the new burgers in Central Ohio and Dallas/Fort Worth in April.
The Grand Mac has two beef patties totaling one-third pound plus two slices of American cheese and Big Mac Sauce on a larger sesame seed bun with lettuce, minced onion and pickles.
The Mac Jr. has one regular beef patty, Mac Sauce, one slice of American cheese, lettuce, onion and pickles on a sesame seed bun.
The company did not disclose pricing for the new burgers, but in test markets the Mac Jr. reportedly was $2.39 to $2.59; the Grand Mac was $4.89.
Last month, BurgerBusiness exclusively reported that McDonald’s has trademarked “Mac Sauce” as well as “Mac Jr.”