Reviewing The Grand Mac: Is It As Great As It Sounds?

McDonald’s Grand Mac is actually an oversized big mac, and it is not something anyone would like to eat while driving because it is sizeable, and you will risk wearing it. But the real question is not if you will end up wearing it, but in fact, it is that if such a big burger is really worth your cash.

If you are unaware of the big mac, that is totally fine (but don’t tell anyone else, they will surely judge you). It is actually a two burger, three bun-eyed monster. It has onions, lettuce, a few pickles, a cheese slice, and a special McDonalds sauce.

Reviewing The Grand Mac:

The special sauce that is added to this burger, if you ask someone to describe it, is actually something like mayonnaise mixed with their Thousand Island dressing.

It is basically the same even though they don’t admit that they add Thousand Island dressing in the secret sauce recipe. The Grand Mac burger is just the same as Big Mac; they only have a difference in the sizes.

The Big Mac actually has two quarter-pound patties, so you are having an eight oz. of meat before they are actually cooked.

Just like the big mac, the grand mac also has two patties; these are a 3rd a pound each, so about ten oz. of meat before they are actually cooked. The final weight of the Big Mac after its assembling is still not disclosed. But in my opinion, three buns and a sparse sprinkling of vegetables would not add more than two oz. of weight.

History Of The Grand Mac:

Most of the history of Grand Mac can actually be attributed to the big mac burger that has a surprising and long history. The owner of the franchise named Jim Delligatti created it for the very first time. He is the man who ran numerous restaurants back in the late fifties in the Pittsburg area. He, with his fantastic burger ideas several times, pitched McDonalds, but he was turned down each time. They must have been feeling really crazy now.

But eventually, in ’67, on his 5th or 6th pitch, McDonalds relented and allowed him to really sell the burgers through the stores.

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At first, it was launched as the Aristocrat, which is the name that actually left patrons really tongue-tied and confused, and then afterward as the Blue-Ribbon Burger. Don’t you think both of these names lack in a certain je ne sais quoi?

A lot of individuals actually agreed that these names were actually duds, and it was renamed as the Big Mac afterward. After the rebranding, the burger really took off and was launched nationwide back in ’68.

Though, at that time, McDonald’s was not really as nation-spanning as it’s these days. Now fast-forwarding everything 50 years later, the Grand Mac burger was actually born as the fiftieth-Anniversary-Edition Big Mac.

Inspiration For The Grand Mac:

If you are really wondering since I am so certain you really are, Jim Delligatti did not actually get any extra compensation for the amazing creation from the company, but he did really get the plaque. To McDonald’s credit, his inspiration for the Big Mac was for increasing the franchise’s profits. Since individuals desired to disburse for his fantastic creation, I am certain he managed to boost the profits.

It is almost certainly why McDonald’s did not give him any extra compensation; after all, he was just a part-owner, so his shops doing better did directly provide him more cash. On a similar note, I have some doubts that the Grand Mac was actually created by the seemingly voracious desire for bigger of America since that is essentially all that was actually improved while capitalizing on the profits of McDonald’s.

Regardless of the inspiration, the Grand Mac was at first launched in 2017 in the United States. In Europe and the United Kingdom, it was released back in 2018 for a limited time for celebrating the Big Mac’s fiftieth anniversary.

Unluckily, Jim Delligatti expired at the age of 98 and could not see his creation being re-imagined on such a huge scale.

Types Of Grand Mac:

There are not really diverse types of Grand Macs, but they do have a few diverse names and types in other countries and some that customers can special order:

  • Grand Big Mac:

The Grand Mac is called The Grand Big Mac in Sweden.

  • The Giga Mac:

It is an oversized Grand Mac that is sold in Japan. It is three times the meat of the Big Mac.

  • Big, Big Mac:

It is actually what the Grand Mac is known as in Europe.

  • Big Melt:

It is the Big Mac’s Venezuela’s version. It has a cheese cause instead of a slice of cheese.

  • Denali Mac:

The Denali Mac is just sold in Alaska, but it is mainly the same thing.

  • Mega Mac:

It has an additional slice of cheese and four patties. It does not sound like much, to tell the truth, but you can get it in Malaysia, Japan, Ireland, China, and Canada once in a while for the limited time. It is a staple item in Pakistan, Turkey, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the UK.

If you are in the US and desire to try it, then you can get the Double Big Mac since it is mainly the same. Although it, too, is in the limited portions of the United States, and you might need to disburse for two Big Macs.

  • Big Mac BLT:

The Big Mac BLT is also worth noting. It comes with tomato and bacon. It was originally launched in 2017 in New Zealand and Australia.

Review About The Grand Mac:

  • Texture And Taste:

These amazing burgers are really heavy, but they are not tall. They are just really flat and wide, which denotes that the bun to the ratio of burger leans towards the bun. I get it; the tall burgers denote high cooking times.

But the biggest problem was that I do not think they offer you any additional toppings for more meat. And, as somebody who sees food as the vessel for condiments, the lack of additional sauce was a huge thing for me.

In the end, the entire experience really boiled down to taking more bun for each bite than anything else. And I just can’t do anything with all that extra bread.

It is not that any one piece of the burger was terrible, just that proportions felt a little out of whack. And, yeah, you can also ask for extra, but my personal thought is that if I have to modify something, so it loses the star.

  • Healthy:

Nope, it is not healthy. And if you are somewhere near a diet, unless it is keto, the Grand Mac is not for you. It has whopping 860 calories, and 470 of such calories are coming from the fat. It has, as a good point, forty-one grams of protein, which is about eighty-two percent of your everyday value. And with the bun, it has sixty-two grams of carbs or about twenty-one percent.

Without the bun, it is just eight grams of carbs. Moreover, it does have sesame, soy, wheat, eggs, and milk if you’ve some sort of food allergies.

It might or might not come across other allergens such as fish, tree nuts, and shellfish, so it is still worth checking with the employees and erring on the side of concern if those are a problem for you.

  • Value:

The price of the Grand Mac is somewhere in the range of 5.50 dollars, relying on where you really are. The Big Mac, just as the reference point, comes in at about five dollars. Is it worth the additional fifty or so cents? I am torn.

If you are feeling really hungry and you acquaint a Big Mac is not gonna be enough, yeah, it is absolutely worth the additional quarters. But if you are just curious, I would also say why not try it. But for the average individual who desires a decent burger, I would choose the Big Mac.


Again, it was not awful; it just was not what I desired it to be, for the better and bigger version of the Big Mac, or as the burger itself. But there is definitely some promise.

With thicker patties, additional toppings, bacon, and, of course, additional sauce, I think it really would have gotten a much higher rating. The additional sauce is really important.

Grand Mac Nutrition

Serving Size1 burger
Calories From Fat470

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value*

Total Fat52g80%
Saturated Fat18.0g90%
Trans Fat2.0g
Total Carbohydrates62g21%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A20%
Vitamin C6%