In addition to the Grand Mac, the company is also testing a smaller version of the Big Mac, which is more sensibly called the Mac Jr. (although we wouldn't be mad about Little Mac, harkening back to Punch Out!). Designed for people who need to eat their fast food faster, it's a regular Bic Mac, minus the middle layer of bun and one of the two beef patties. Apparently, the greasy new spectrum of Big Macs is a new move to better compete with other burger chains like Five Guys, per the report. If they're popular enough in the test markets, there's a chance McDonald's will unleash the new sizes across the country.
All of this is pretty exciting... until you realize McDonald's makes an even bigger Big Mac in Japan called the Giga Mac, which boasts four beef patties that total 2.8 times the meat in the original version. Introduce that alongside all-you-can-eat fries nationwide, and there won't be any competition. Everyone will be in food comas.
We reached out to McDonald's for more details.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and wants to see this giant Big Mac in real life. And promptly eat it. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.