IN the year 1967 McDonald’s introduced their iconic Big Mac to the world.

The McDonald’s burger is widely known as the Big Mac but it used to have a very different name.

In 2022 the Big Mac costs over three dollars in the US, prices may vary by location


In 2022 the Big Mac costs over three dollars in the US, prices may vary by locationCredit: Getty Images – Getty

What is the original name of the Big Mac?

When McDonald’s was debating the name for what is now called the Big Mac, two names were up in a toss.

The two names competing to be the ultimate winner were the Aristocrat and the Blue Ribbon Burger.

The initial Big Mac was created by owner and operator Jim Delligatti of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ultimately, McDonald’s went with the name Big Mac whose idea belonged to 21-year-old secretary Esther Glickstein Rose.

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Rose worked for for the company’s advertising department in 1967.

Although Rose came up with the name during the Big Mac’s initial release she was not given credit until 1985.

“She never asked for nor received any payment for naming the burger, but did receive a plaque engraved with a Big Mac and a thank-you note,” Business Insider reports.

How much did the Big Mac originally cost?

In 1967 when the Big Mac was initially launched the price was just 45 cents.

The Big Mac meal pictured in 1979 just over a decade after its initial release


The Big Mac meal pictured in 1979 just over a decade after its initial releaseCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Now in 2022, 55 years later customers can expect to pay over three dollars for the burger item.

Prices may vary based on geographical location.

What has McDonald’s said about the creation of the Big Mac?

The burger company originally advertised the meal as a “meal disguised as a sandwich,” Business Insider reports.

Michael James “Jim” Delligatti, was the McDonald’s franchisee credited for inventing the Big Mac.

In 2006 Delligatti told the Associated Press that the company originally resisted his idea.

“They figured, why go to something else if (the original menu) was working so well?” Delligatti said then.

The Big Mac’s inventor died in November of 2016 at the age of 98.

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