Friday, August 24, 2007

Lordy, Lordy, Look Who's 40!

The Big Mac turns 40 today. The whopping burger -"two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun, anyone" has humble beginnings, just like the mothership. It was first introduced in 1967 by Jim Delligatti, a McDonald's franchise owner in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. It's popularity spreading fast, making it a staple in all of its restaurants. Today, over 550 million Big Macs are sold each year in the U.S. alone. That's about 17 per second. Not bad for a little burger idea that started out in California drive thru, by two brothers and a milkshake mixer machine sales guy.

Ray Kroc mortgaged his home and invested his entire life savings to become the exclusive distributor of a five-spindled milk shake maker called the Multimixer.

The flavors that come together - it's like heaven in your mouth

Tags: America | Chicago | Mac | mcdonald | Super-Size | Turns

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