The Big Mac is, arguably, the most famous hamburger in the world. Now, for the first time in 50 years, the fast food chain is changing its signature recipe to include a new ingredient: bacon.
Created in 1968, the classic Big Mac contains two beef patties, a “special” burger sauce, iceberg lettuce, American cheese, gherkins and onions.
The new, limited-edition variant will contain all of the above, with the extra addition of salty bacon rashers.
Some burger fans are already embracing the new recipe with open arms.
I don’t know but looks like it involves bacon so I’m here for it x
— Lauren Sian (@Lauren_Sian) January 27, 2019
Big Mac with Bacon. Sounds good!
— Shane Deville (@ShaneDeville86) January 27, 2019
— Katie Brooks (@Katiielou580) January 28, 2019
I’m going to get involved. Is a Big Mac with Bacon still a Big Mac? For me, yes, just because you add an extra ingredient it doesn’t change what it is. If you added a turbo to a corsa it’s still a corsa #stillabigmac
— Andy Hill (@aahill83) January 28, 2019
Meanwhile, some Big Mac purists are slamming the company’s decision on Twitter.
— Sophie Greenwood (@ProducerSophie) January 27, 2019
For those not so convinced by the brand’s decision, fear not, as McDonald’s assures its customers the classic variety will be available alongside the limited edition version.
McDonald’s is also bringing back its “Grand” and “Jr.” sized Big Macs, complete with the extra bacon. Launched for a limited period during January 2018, the Grand Big Mac and Mac. Jr. are bigger and smaller (with one less patty) versions of the classic burger size.
Are you a fan of the new Big Mac mix-up? Let us know in the poll below.
While McDonald’s, a fast food chain, might widely be considered unhealthy, research published in the British Medical Journal last year found eating there may be healthier than dining at Nando’s and other sit-down restaurant chains.
Meanwhile, one man actually managed to lose a stone after eating McDonald’s for 30 days.
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