McDonald’s Launching A Huge Big Mac In UK

by : Julia Banim on : 05 Feb 2018 18:29

There isn’t anything more satisfying than munching your way through a Big Mac on a deliciously lazy hungover Sunday.


But sometimes it all just ends too soon, leaving you chomping drowsily at thin, tasteless air for more.

Enter the Grand Big Mac. This majestic burger has proved a hit in other parts of the world, and is now about to land with an earth shaking thud in Maccy D’s up and down the UK.

Let me just clarify. This is a HUGE burger which laughs menacingly in the face of other burgers which dare describe themselves as ‘Big Mac’.


This is the Biggest Mac. Standing at an intimidating 4.5 inches tall, this will satisfy your filthiest junk food cravings and then some.

The lip smacking description on the McDonalds website reads:

Craving something big? Introducing the double cheesy, extra beefy Grand Big Mac™ for when that Big Mac® craving calls for something more.

Sink into two larger 100% pure beef sandwiched between a sesame seed bun. All dressed with two times the special sauce, crisp lettuce, onions, pickles and two slices of American cheese.

This beefy beast is being released as part of the 50th birthday celebrations for the iconic Big Mac.

Those with a more delicate appetite can opt for the limited-edition Mac Jr. This meaty mini-feast has all the same distinctive flavours you know and love, but it will be missing a patty.

Head of Marketing at McDonald’s UK, Steven Howells, has made the following statement:

As an iconic McDonald’s product, we are proud and excited to be celebrating 50 years of the legendary Big Mac® and for the first time ever in the UK, introducing the two new sizes for a limited time.

We know a lot of our customers will remember the 1974 launch of the Big Mac in the UK and have continued to enjoy the burger and pass the Big Mac® love on since then, it remains our most iconic burger!


It’s fair to say McDonald’s regulars are beyond delighted by this bun-derful news, and feel ready to take on this delectable jaw exercise.

One customer drooled, ‘McDonald’s releasing a Grand Big Mac has just made my day 10 times better.’ Another declared, ‘the chub on my body quivered most excitedly at the announcement of a Grand Big Mac.’

And it seems this burger is mighty enough to crush any of your well intended yet admittedly weak attempts at a New-Year-New-You health kick.

One fast foodie jested, ‘Grand Big Mac Looks like I’ll be starting my diet in 2019’ while another wailed, ‘How can I be on a diet when they’ve added a grand Big Mac to the McDonald’s menu.’


Luckily for your tummy, the burgers will only be available from 7 February until 20 March. All the more reason to get your grubby patty loving paws around one while you still can…

Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Food


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