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McDonald’s to start selling Big Macs with 4 patties

The chain is debuting its Double Big Mac, with four patties, and its Little Mac, with just one.
Photograph courtesy of McDonald's Corp.

McDonald’s is coming out with more Big Macs this week.

The Chicago-based burger giant is making another run at an expansion of its Big Mac lineup with a pair of new versions of the famous burger.

That includes a Double Big Mac with four patties, along with the traditional double-decker bun, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions. The company is also releasing the Little Mac, a small version with just one patty and a normal bun.

The new Big Macs debut Wednesday for a limited time.

This isn’t the first time McDonald’s has released different sizes of its iconic burger—it did so in 2017 and 2018, with a Mac Jr. and a Grand Mac both years. The Grand Mac featured 1/6-pound patties and larger buns, giving McDonald’s a third type of patty to work with.

By ditching those larger patties and buns and replacing them with the four-patty Double Big Mac, McDonald’s is trying to make things simpler for franchisees who have been working to improve speed of service while also bringing back a promotion that helped generate sales. 

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