McDonald’s looks to the Big Mac for sales growth

January 18, 2017

McDonald’s Corp. is going big with the Big Mac this year.

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based burger giant this week introduced two new sizes of its signature Big Mac — a rare line extension for the chain’s signature sandwich.

Meanwhile, McDonald’s said on Twitter that it plans to reveal a surprise next Thursday. It’s uncertain what that surprise will be, but it appears to be related to the chain’s Big Mac promotion. 

The bigger Grand Mac includes two patties totaling a third of a pound of beef. It costs around $5 and has nearly 900 calories. The sandwich weighs about 11