Big Mac Calories

The Big Mac hamburger is sold by McDonald’s, and since it was first introduced in Pittsburgh in 1967, it has become a staple of the fast food chain’s menu and considered one of their signature products.

The Big Mac was invented by Jim Delligatti, a franchisee of Ray Kroc, and was operating numerous restaurants in Pittsburgh. Jim invented the Big Mac right in his McDonald’s restaurant kitchen. Previously, the Big Mac was labeled as Blue Ribbon and the Aristocrat, both of which failed to capture public attention.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 7.6 oz (215 g)
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 970mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 25g 50%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The name Big Mac was given by Esther Glickstein Rose, an ad secretary who was working at McDonald’s corporate HQ in Oak Brook, Illinois. The burger made its debut in Delligatti’s Uniontown, Pennsylvania restaurant in 1967. Sold for 45 cents, it was an instant hit and the following year was included in all of McDonald’s restaurants.

Today the Big Mac is made up of 100% beef and a specially prepared sauce and it is served in a sesame seed bun. Although many years have gone by and McDonald’s has produced a number of other products, the Big Mac continues to symbolize the fast food chain, and remains a hit with customers not just in the US but the world over.

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