The Big Mac was named by a 21-year-old McDonald's secretary, and everyone laughed at it at the time
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- This year, the Big Mac turns 53 years old - and the world's biggest fast-food chain is rolling out two new versions of its iconic burger to celebrate.
- The Big Mac is the chain's signature and most famous burger, but few may know the history behind how the menu item came to be and got its name.
- The very first Big Mac was created by owner and operator Jim Delligatti of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- However, the burger was named by a 21-year-old secretary working in the company's advertising department.
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The Big Mac is arguably McDonald's most iconic menu item, but few know how the burger actually got its name.
Since 1967, the Big Mac has been satisfying McDonald's customers with its two patties, three buns, and secret "special sauce."
Here's how the Big Mac came to be and got its famous name, plus how the burger has changed over the years.
The iconic burger was created by franchisee Jim Delligatti of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1967.
When the company decided to roll the burger out across the US in 1968, a 21-year-old secretary came up with its name.
Esther Glickstein Rose wrote to the chain many times to try and get them to give her credit for the name.
The first national rollout of the "Big Mac" sold for 45 cents.
The iconic burger has evolved over the years. Among its new iterations is the Double Big Mac, which contains four patties.
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