If you grew up in the 70's you probably remember hearing this jingle (perhaps even sang it yourself):
Two all beef patties,
On a sesame seed bun
What was that an ad for? Do you remember? Or did the title of this article give it away? 🙂
The McDonald's Big Mac has been popular since the restaurant chain first introduced it, and I suspect that little ditty helped propel it's early success (although I am no fast food historian).
However, go to a McDonald's in India (as I did last December) and you will have to change the first line… It is "two all chicken patties." Apart from that, it's the same double-decker sandwich (except that I suspect the "special sauce" varies a bit too).
Do you know why the Big Mac and every other meat burger (other than fish) are almost always chicken and not beef? Because cows are considered sacred by Hindus and 80% of India is Hindu. Thou shalt not eat what you worship, if you know what I mean. Continue reading An Indian Big Mac