Tampa Bay McDonald’s first to launch two new burgers

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — McDonald’s of Tampa Bay introduced two new Mac sandwiches – the Mac Jr. and the Grand Mac.

The Florida region is one of the first to offer the new sandwiches to consumers, ahead of the nationwide release in 2017.

The twist on the iconic burger allows customers to enjoy the great Big Mac flavor in a junior and grand size.

The Grand Mac is made with 60% more beef for a total of one-third pound and iconic special sauce served on a larger sesame seed bun. The Mac Jr. is a single-layer Big Mac that’s easier to eat on the go. The 100% pure beef patty is bigger and packs in all the flavor of the Big Mac without the middle bun.

All three sandwiches are crafted with shredded lettuce, signature Big Mac sauce and melty cheese. In Florida, all Grand Mac, Mac Jr. and Big Mac buns are baked at the Turano Bakery in Orlando, Fla.


“We carefully created the Grand Mac and Mac Jr. to innovate on the classic Big Mac,” said McDonald’s Chef Mike Haracz. “There’s an emotional connection to the Big Mac sandwich. The Big Mac is a famous and iconic American food. For many, it’s a treat that brings happiness and conjures up a nostalgic connection, especially for those people for whom Big Mac was their first ‘grown up’ burger.”

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