The mastermind behind the Big Mac was Jim Delligatti, the owner of the Uniontown restaurant that debuted it. In the 1960s, many of his regular customers were workers returning from a long day at the steel mills. They would arrive at McDonald’s ravenously hungry, and Delligatti quickly realized that the simple single-patty cheeseburger wasn’t filling them up. So he started experimenting, putting two patties on one burger and adding pickles and onions as well.
14 things you never knew about the McDonald’s Big Mac
2019 marks the 51st birthday of McDonald’s iconic burger, so we’re recognising the milestone with these factoids that even McDonald’s enthusiasts might not know.
It was created for steelworkers