McDonald's Franchisee Celebrates Big Mac's 40th

  • August 23, 2007
On Wednesday, Jim "MJ" Delligatti and his family opened the doors to the McDonald's Big Mac Museum Restaurant in North Huntingdon, Penn. Delligatti, who is 89, invented the iconic burger in his Uniontown, Penn. restaurant on Aug. 22, 1967, and sold it for 45 cents. It rolled out nationally the following year.

The Delligattis' museum/restaurant features the world's largest Big Mac statue (measuring 14 feet high and 12 feet wide) and hundreds of historic artifacts and high-tech exhibits that celebrate the Big Mac.

--Nina M. Lentini

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