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The $1 Poor Man's Big Mac: Worth It Or Not?

J. Kenji López-Alt 53 comments

Depending on where you are, a Big Mac sandwich costs around $4 to $4.50. On the other hand, most McDonald's offer a McDouble on their dollar menu. Since all the fast food restaurants are into the customize-the-way-you-want-it game these days, all you've got to do is order the McDouble without mustard and ketchup, and ask them to add shredded lettuce and Big Mac sauce and you've got yourself a pretty close approximation of a real Big Mac, minus the center bun and the sesame seeds, all for about a quarter of the price. More

Introducing The Pig Mac, a Big Mac with Crispy Pig Skin

J. Kenji López-Alt 28 comments

As The Most Interesting Man In The World would say, "I don't often eat a Big Mac, but when I do, I replace the center bun with a thick piece of crispy pig skin." More

Latest Big Mac Index Suggests the Euro is Overvalued

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The Economist reports that "currencies continue to be cheap in the developing world but overvalued in Europe" according to the Big Mac Index, an informal way of measuring countries' currency values by comparing the prices of their Big Macs against their actual exchange rates. (The Economist admits, "The Big Mac numbers should be taken with a generous pinch of salt. They are not a precise predictor of currency movements.") More

Man Eats 25,000 Big Macs in 39 Years

Robyn Lee 3 comments

Last time we wrote about famous Big Mac lover Don Gorske he had eaten nearly 23,000 Big Macs in 36 years, earning him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Three years later at the age of 57, he's on his 25,000th burger, to be eaten this afternoon at a McDonald's in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where he ate his first Big Mac on May 17, 1972. "Not even a million dollars could get me to go someplace else," Don says in this video from NBC. Congratulations, Don! More

The Burger Lab: Building A Better Big Mac

The Burger Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 108 comments

The goal this week is to build a better Big Mac by taking that great concept—two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions, all on a sesame seed bun—and fixing up everything that's wrong with it. More

Charts: Big Mac Inflation vs Official Inflation Rates

Robyn Lee 1 comment

If you don't trust governments to truthfully report their inflation rates, what's one burger-related way you can cross-check official inflation rates? Check out the prices of their countries' Big Macs over the years. The Economist introduced the Big Mac Index in 1986 as a simple way to calculate the values of currencies around the world against the US dollar using the theory of purchasing power parity"the notion that a dollar should buy the same amount in all countries." Last week The Economist published this updated chart of Big Mac inflation minus official inflation rates. (Of course, Big Mac prices can't tell you everything about inflation. Because..it's a burger.) [via Karen L.] More

The Mac Snack Wrap, Big Mac in a Tortilla

Reality Check John M. Edwards 39 comments

Editor's note: Please welcome longtime Serious Eats reader and occasional fast food fan John M. Edwards—no known relation to the recent Enquirer star. Ah, the magic of food styling. [Photograph: mcdonalds.com] "You went to McDonald's for lunch?" my coworker asked... More

Recipe of the Day: Homemade Big Mac

Robyn Lee 8 comments

[Photograph: Local Lemons] Host a Big Mac-Making Party at your home by following Allison's Big Mac recipe at her blog, Local Lemons. "The allure of the infamous Big Mac lies in the special sauce," she says; she makes the... More


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Photograph from New York Post Katherine Heigl, from Grey's Anatomy and Knocked Up eats a Big Mac at the end of the 30th birthday party. Don't dribble any special sauce on that get up, miss! [via Fred S.]... More

Man Eats 23,000 Big Macs in 36 Years

Robyn Lee 11 comments

Don Gorske has accomplished something few of us could even imagine—he has eaten nearly 23,000 Big Macs in 36 years. The 54-year-old Gorske has been keeping track of his consumption ever since 1972, driven by a mix of his... More

Big MacChicken Mashup: A McDonald's Big Mac with Chicken Patties for Buns

Adam Kuban 25 comments

One Big Mac + Three McChicken sandwiches = The Big MacChicken, a Big Mac with chicken patties as the bread: With the first bite I found myself going through a crunchy/juicy layer after layer and the texture was to die... More

The Evolution of the Big Mac?

Adam Kuban 15 comments

Back story: McDonald's Japan recently released a four-patty Big Mac, which is surprising—I mean, you'd think McDonald's U.S.A. would have come up with this first. Anyway, bloggers in the Land of the Rising Sun then went out and took pictures... More

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