Jim Delligatti, Creator of the Big Mac, Passes Away

“Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.”

While many may remember the classic Big Mac jingle, most have no idea who actually invented the popular burger.

McDonald’s franchisee Jim Delligatti created the Big Mac and debuted it in the mid-1960’s at his Uniontown, Pennsylvania restaurant.  In 1968 it was rolled out to all McDonald’s restaurants in the United States.

Mr. Delligatti passed away Monday at 98 years old.