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McDonald's fans go wild as popular menu items re-added: 'Waited years'

The nation’s favourite burger dynasty is back at Macca’s from April 3.

Hold onto your buns, burger lovers, and prepare your palates for a patty-packed extravaganza as McDonald's iconic Mac Family makes a grand comeback at Macca's!

That's right, folks, this is the mouthwatering news that's bound to make you break out the stretchy pants and prime your taste buds for a flavour fiesta: the entire Mac Family range is back on the menu, much to the delight of fast-food lovers nationwide.

The return of the Mac Family offers customer’s four ways to enjoy the Big Mac taste they know and love. Photo: McDonald's
The return of the Mac Family offers customers four ways to enjoy the Big Mac taste they know and love. Photo: McDonald's

Starting from 3 April, Macca's is bringing back the nation's favourite burger lineup for a limited time, featuring the iconic Big Mac, its adorable little sibling, the Mac Jr., and its larger-than-life counterpart, the Grand Big Mac. And let's not forget about the perfect sidekick – crispy Onion Rings served with Big Mac Special Sauce. It's a Mac Family reunion like no other, offering a burger for every kind of hungry.

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More ways to enjoy an iconic flavour

Samantha McLeod, Marketing Director for McDonald's Australia, couldn't contain her excitement about the return of the Mac Family, stating, "We're giving Big Mac loyalists and future Big Mac lovers the gift of choice with our new Mac Family range, offering even more ways to enjoy its iconic taste - with more to come…"

The Big Mac isn't just a burger – it's a global icon that has stood the test of time. From its humble beginnings in 1968 to becoming a cultural phenomenon spanning countries and cultures worldwide, the Big Mac has earned its place in burger history.

So let's break down the family tree for you.

The classic Big Mac

At the helm of the family reigns the beloved classic Big Mac that we all know and love. Photo: McDonald's
At the helm of the family reigns the beloved classic Big Mac, loved by all. Photo: McDonald's

It's the burger we all know and love, the star of the show – the classic Big Mac. With its two 100% Aussie beef patties, crisp iceberg lettuce, signature cheese, onions, pickles, and that oh-so-delicious Special Sauce, it's a taste sensation that's been winning hearts for over 50 years. It's the burger that needs no introduction, forever memorable and never quite replicated.

The Mac Jr.

Boasting all the same flavours of the Big Mac, the Mac Jr. is a smaller single-patty variation. Photo: McDonald's
Boasting all the same flavours of the Big Mac, the Mac Jr. is a smaller variation. Photo: McDonald's

For those who want all the Big Mac flavour in a smaller package, the Mac Jr. is about to become your new burger bestie. It's everything you love about the Big Mac in a more compact, single-patty form – perfect for when you're craving that iconic taste but want to keep it light.

Grand Big Mac

The Grand Big Mac is for the Big Mac lover who wants to enjoy even more of what they love. Photo: McDonald's
The Grand Big Mac is for the Big Mac lover who wants to enjoy even more of what they love. Photo: McDonald's

And for the true Big Mac mega fans craving an even bigger bite, the Grand Big Mac is the ultimate indulgence. With bigger patties and buns, it's a feast fit for a burger king or queen.

Onion Rings

Onion Rings served with Big Mac Special Sauce, will also be available for when you’re craving something crunchy. Photo: McDonald's
Onion Rings served with Big Mac Special Sauce, will also be available for when you’re craving something crunchy. Photo: McDonald's

To complete the Mac Family experience, don't forget to order a side of Onion Rings served with Big Mac Special Sauce. It's the perfect crunchy companion to your burger feast, adding an extra layer of flavour and texture to every bite. It's like the favourite cousin of the burger brood.

TikToker taste tests the whole family

Social media erupted in celebration at the reappearance of one beloved burger in particular: the Grand Mac.

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"The Grand Mac should always be on the menu," exclaimed one enthusiastic commenter on McDonald's official announcement, with another agreeing: "McDonald's should make this permanent." Another user chimed in, expressing their anticipation: "Waited years for the Grand Big Mac to come back!"

While the Grand Mac stole the spotlight, all items received their fair share of praise. "Mac Jr. is the best," argued one devotee.

TikToker Russ Eats took it upon himself to taste test the whole range. Photo: TikTok/@russ.eats
TikToker Russ Eats took it upon himself to taste test the whole range. Photo: TikTok/@russ.eats

Meanwhile, Russ Eats on TikTok took it upon himself to taste test all three variations. Starting with the original Big Mac, he hailed it as an "absolute classic," rating it an 8/10.

As for the Mac Junior, he found it to be "yum and definitely a different experience," though he admitted he would stick with the larger options. Finally, he awarded the Grand Mac a glowing 9/10, praising its iconic status and noting that the middle bun "gets the ratios right."

So now it's your turn to indulge in the ultimate burger experience with the Mac Family. Whether you're a longtime Big Mac fan or a newbie to the burger scene, this limited-time offer is one you won't want to miss.

Head to your nearest Macca's or order via the MyMacca's App from 3 April 2024 and join the Mac Family reunion today!

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