ORIGINAL POST: April 29, 2016
Remember back in the day when you could get your meal at McDonald's super-sized and indulge in way too many fries? Here's how that turned out:
Well it seems that the company has moved on from the Super Size Me shame and is revisiting the idea of offering larger portions. McD's is toying with all-you-can-eat fries in Missouri and recently released a massive 4 patty burger in Japan. Now, the famous brand is focusing on ways to make the Big Mac, errr, bigger (and smaller).
Texas and Ohio are the The Chosen states that get to test out the new Grand Mac and Mac Jr. According to Texas Monthly the Mac Jr. is just your regular Big Mac minus one patty, and the Grand Mac (which doesn't add extra patties but does add an extra slice of cheese) is, big surprise, a Big Mac but you know, a little heftier.
Surprisingly the Texas reviewer didn't think bigger (or smaller) was necessarily better for the Big Mac. But most importantly, Twitter users don't seem to be entirely on board with the new Big Mac options either, especially the Mac Jr.
As this user points out, a small Big Mac isn't exactly revolutionary.
And this guy is still haunted by Super Size Me.
There's also some shade being thrown around about the current state of Big Macs.
Despite the negativity, there seem to be a few people that see potential in the new options.
Whether you love or hate the idea, it doesn't matter because the fate of our Big Macs lies in the hands of Texas and Ohio, so we'll just have to wait around and see what awaits us. But in our opinion, the Big Mac is a classic, and there's really just no reason to mess with a good thing.
UPDATE: November 10, 2016 at 3:54 p.m.
The rumors were true! According to Nation's Restaurant News, McDonald's is introducing two new Big Macs in different sizes for a limited time. The burgers-the Mac Jr. and the Grand Mac-will be available nationwide early next year. The Mac Jr. will be a single layer Big Mac that is marketed as easier to eat on the go. The Grand Mac will feature two patties weighing a third of a pound.
"We listened to our customers, who told us they wanted different ways to enjoy the one-of-a-kind Big Mac taste," says McDonald's Chef Mike Haracz in a statement.
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