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Double Big Mac Returning to McDonald’s for a Limited Time

Double Big Mac Returning to McDonald’s for a Limited Time

Burger fans better get ready for a double Big Mac attack that McDonald’s hopes will be racking up fat stacks. It’s all true! McDonald’s has announced that the Double Big Mac will return to their restaurants nationwide starting on January 24th.

The jaw-stretching behemoth burger boasts some impressive beef. The grander double rendition of the iconic McDonald’s Big Mac features four beef patties. It also has an extra dose of Big Mac sauce, and a double serving of pickles, shredded lettuce, and finely chopped onions. Of course, it’s all sandwiched between a sesame seed bun.

The Double Big Mac has already made its grand entrance in Canada and Great Britain, indulging burger aficionados in both lands with double the deliciousness. In fact, it made its debut in the U.S. alongside the single-patty “Little Mac” burger back in 2020. However, the timing of this launch was rather unfortunate. It coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early March 2020.

Will the Little Mac Be Joining Its Double Patty Brother at McDonald’s?

The return of the Little Mac is still uncertain. The price of the Double Big Mac is yet to be determined. When it was introduced in 2020, it was priced at $5.49. However, considering inflation, it wouldn’t be surprising if the cost was higher this time. Just for reference, a regular Big Mac is currently priced at $6.29.

Of course, McDonald’s has introduced various iterations of the iconic Big Mac in the past. In 2017 and 2018, they unveiled the Grand Mac and the Mac Jr. The Grand Mac featured two generously sized patties, surpassing the standard dimensions of a regular Big Mac. Accompanied by a larger bun, this variant offered a distinctive experience for Big Mac enthusiasts.

Meanwhile, the fast food titan also announced that the burger changes will be implemented in all McDonald’s locations across the country by early 2024. In its quest to craft the most extraordinary burgers, the company has recently made refinements to its burger recipe, culminating in even juicier and more delectable creations.

The grilling process will now involve six patties at a time instead of eight. This adjustment aims to reduce pressure from the auto-cooking mechanism, resulting in juicier burgers. The burgers will feature buttery brioche buns and a thicker bottom slice to seal in the heat. Finally, they promised to space out those sesame seeds, making for the perfect bite, and sending consumers into a state of hamburger nirvana.