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

(Newser) – 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.

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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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