Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Look Who's 40

I can't remember alot of things today like project deadlines at work, first names of people I just met or laps left in a crit without peeking at the lapboard but I do remember the first time I ate a Big Mac 35 years ago. Now that the season is over I can enjoy one of these again. (But a Five Guys burger is much better)

Big Mac museum commemorates town's contribution to famous burger

Associated Press - August 22, 2007

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) - 1 of the world's most famous sandwiches is 40 years old today.

The Big Mac was first served on this date in 1967 at a McDonald's in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
The 45-cent double burger on a triple bun was the invention of Jim Delligatti, 1 of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc's earliest franchisees. He's now 89.
It took Delligatti two years to persuade McDonald's to allow him to serve up the Big Mac. Today, 550 million Big Macs are sold annually in 100 different countries.
To mark the occasion, the Big Mac Museum Restaurant opened today in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 40 miles north of where it all began.
The museum features the world's largest Big Mac -- 14 feet tall and 12 feet wide -- a bronze bust of Delligatti and a high-tech global Big Mac map.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press.

1 comment:

Rob said...

The Big Mac is the baddest- m*****f***ing sandwich out there, even better than the Quarter Pounder (Royale) with Cheese. "Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it Le Big Mac."