McDonald's testing different Big Mac sizes
April 20, 2016
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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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.