New Grand Mac and Mac Jr. from McDonald’s

GrubGrade reader, contributor, and professional eater Nathan (@NastyNateBiller on Twitter) sent over some pictures of his local McDonald’s in Keller, Texas advertising two new sizes of Big Mac.  The Grand Mac is a beefier Big Mac that features 1/3 pound of beef.  It’s priced at $4.89.  Grand MacThere’s also a single small patty version of the Big Mac taste with the introduction of the Mac Jr. which is priced at $2.39.  Let us know if your local McDonald’s is featuring these new sizes of Big Mac.Mac Jr. and Grand Mac

32 comments on “New Grand Mac and Mac Jr. from McDonald’s

  1. Shaun says:

    PLEASE somebody review this next to a regular Big Mac!!

  2. OK says:

    It’s kind of sad that a regular Big Mac has LESS than 1/3lb of beef.

  3. Nate says:

    I’d never stopped to think about it before, but had assumed a BM was close to 1/3lbs already, or at least as much as the QP.

    I’ve actually wondered whether the BM is a big seller, or simply kept around due to it’s iconic status. I personally think replacing it with a single QP with special sauce would be much tastier, and would slash a ton of overhead involved with having the special bun and patties.

  4. Steven says:

    Is the Grand Mac featuring 1/3 of beef total or the patties are each 1/3 pound? Here in Alaska we have the Mackinley/Denali Mac which uses two of the 1/4 pounder patties instead of the normal burger ones. We have had these for as long as I can remember.

    Not surprised about the Mini Mac, I guess they finally got tired of people “hacking” the McDouble into one.

  5. Matthew says:

    They missed an opportunity by not calling the smaller version, “Little Mac”.

  6. Scrape says:

    Wait. I’m confused. I thought Mac Donald’s got rid of their premium burgers and the angus burgers because they slowed the kitchen down and cost to much with the ingredients and different patties. Now they are going back to add another patty size? And bun?

  7. Patrick Bateman says:

    They are still too cheap to add a 2nd piece of cheese. Such a “massive” burger (wouldn’t really call it “big” because it’s mostly lettuce and bread) and only 1 piece of cheese? As Depeche Mode once sang, get the balance right.

    • Patrick Bateman says:

      Whoops, my bad. Saw the second piece of cheese. But this should be standard in the regular burger.

  8. Kevin K. says:

    Huh, they must’ve made an entirely new 1/6 pound patty for these. I’ve never seen a double patty that adds up to 1/3 on their menu before. I’ve always wondered why they didn’t just create a “Double Big Mac” and double up the patties to make it a little more meaty.

  9. A says:

    McDouble/Big Mac patties are 1/10 of a pound for 1/5 lb total. McDouble is a buck something still.

    The Mac Jr. looks to be a 1/6 lb patty at 2.39.

    The Grand Mac could have potential, though, as 1/3 lb is close to the sweet sport for a good burger.

    • A says:

      But wait, why not buy two Mac Jrs (most likely the same exact patties) for less than the price of one Grand Mac lol.

    • Jay Melo says:

      In CA the McDouble is $1.69. Still a better deal than a Mac Jr. and prob more meat too. Why would you pay more for less meat?

  10. Booze says:

    Limited time, better hurry…

  11. Roger says:

    A new burger patty? To get to 1/3rd pound, pre-cooked, each burger would be 2.65 oz and slot between the regular hamburger and the Quarter Pounder. Uses for the 2.65? Maybe a 2 patty Grand McDouble for $2 and a standardized Lunch Burger, single patty.

  12. Rick Felt says:

    The Mac Jr was introduced nearly 25 years ago.

  13. Dave says:

    It’s about time they released a bigger version of the big mac…it’s mostly just bread you are eating when you have one.

  14. Devino says:

    Man, I can’t wait for this to come to my local McDonald’s. When I lived in Japan they did not have the Mega Mac or the Giga Mac. It would be awesome to go to McDonalds and have a custom order with two patty’s on each layer.

    Well, I just thought now that I could have done the Mega Mac already.

    Still excited for the Grand Mac. More beef would make it be a better burger IMHO.

  15. EJ says:

    Pricing is all screwed up, per the norm with McDonalds. You can already custom order what appears to be on the Mac Junior for considerably less than the price of the Mac Jr., or just go ahead and order two cheeseburgers or two McDoubles for around the same price and get more food.

    Plus isn’t the price of the double quarter pounder with cheese about $5.00? Why not just order that with the special mac sauce and get more meat? Nobody is eating a Big Mac for the bread. They really needed to price these things at about $1.50 for the jr. and somewhere between $3 and $4 for the grand mac.

  16. Bunny says:

    What I want to know is Why is the cheese only on the bottom half?

  17. alan rodriguez says:

    that was so 90s.. mc hasnt had anytyhing worth since its debut 50 yrs ago.. u can get better at jak in the box theri sirloin is thick and tasty.. who wants a redux of thr big mac betwee 3 buns? and i make them way beter wihout all that salt.. no thanx..

  18. Isaiah says:

    Any know what happened to the Cajun McChicken that was a good sandwich

  19. M-Logan says:

    The Mac Jr is a total ripoff! One single tiny patty and 1 cheese, for well over 2 bucks!?! A double cheeseburger is, well, DOUBLE of everything, and for only like 1.59! Sheesh just have em add Mac sauce to that!

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