The person who created the Big Mac died on November 28.
Michael “Jim” Delligatti, who invented McDonald’s two-tiered burger at his Uniontown, Pa., franchise, was 98.
Delligatti began tinkering with the store’s burger in the mid-1960s.
He added a second burger and six other ingredients. But he labored for two years to come up with the right combo for his “special sauce.”
Delligatti first introduced the seven-ingredient sandwich at his Pennsylvania restaurant in 1967. The burger — two beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun — was available nationwide the following year.Share