McDonald's testing different Big Mac sizes

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McDonald's is looking into giving you a selection of Big Mac in the near future. 
OAK BROOK, Ill. – McDonald’s is testing the “Grand Mac” and Mac Jr.” in the central Ohio and Dallas areas before deciding whether or not to roll the new sizes out nationwide, according to a report from the Associated Press.

 

The Grand Mac could be a way for the company to compete with other chains with burger offerings that make the Big Mac seem skimpy. The Grand Mac is made with two one-sixth-lb. patties and will sell for $4.89.

The Mac Jr. is a single-layer Big Mac that McDonald’s says is easier to eat on the go and will sell for between $2.39 and $2.59.

In a “Columbus Business First” report, Scott Nickel, president of the McDonald’s Central Ohio Co-op, said in a press release that customers have requested different ways to enjoy their Big Macs. Columbus, a noted test market for McDonald’s, is a natural place to gauge consumer reaction.

McDonald's Corp. has been fighting to turn around its business after seeing customer visits decline in recent years. The company has said it needs to move faster to keep up with changing tastes.

 

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READER COMMENTS (3)

By Joe Russo 6/13/2016 3:35:54 PM
Bigger is not always better. Lets see McDonalds break the ice by offering new ingredients making better tasting products. Then promote that changing the old fast food product to being better accepted for quality and taste!

By Joe Russo 6/13/2016 3:35:53 PM
Bigger is not always better. Lets see McDonalds break the ice by offering new ingredients making better tasting products. Then promote that changing the old fast food product to being better accepted for quality and taste!

By Cathy Hennessey 4/20/2016 10:56:56 AM
Afternoon I recently began a healthy life style 18 mos ago. I do not eat at Mcdonald's anymore becuase there are not very many, if any, healthy choices to choose from. I would like to think the rest of the economy is trying to eat healthier also. Has anyone considered the reason the sales are in a decline is due to the growing awareness of everyone trying to eat healthier? Putting health awareness aside, I'd also like to question why products "get bigger" to compete? Why do we need a hamburger with 3 or 4 or 5 patties? I've been in the retail / wholesale food product industry now for 15+ years. It seems everyone wants to make things bigger and better. But why? I have to wonder if its ever occurred to anyone why items are so expensive these days? Why no one can even afford going to McD's anymore because a value meal is $10 (or so depending where you're located -- even more on the turnpikes). In my opinion, if you're going to leave health aside then go back to basics. The way to get everyone to shop is to lower costs as much as possible and make it affordable for the general population to eat out. Best Regards, Cathy Hennessey