Uniontown, Pennsylvania: Birthplace of the Big Mac

Invented and first served by franchisee Jim Delligatti at this McDonald's in April 1967. A small outdoor sign commemorates the historic event.

575 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA
The sign commemorating the birthplace is on the southeast corner of Walnut Hill Rd and Morgantown St., in the McDonald's parking lot outside the drive-thru lane.
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Birthplace of McDonald's Big Mac

The birthplace of the McDonald's Big Mac sandwich was at this Uniontown restaurant. Invented by local McDonald's franchisee Jim Delligatti, the Big Mac debuted in April 1967. The sandwich was so popular with Uniontown residents that Delligatti quickly rolled it out to his other restaurants across western Pennsylvania. It was introduced to McDonald's national menu in 1968, and then to the world.

[Farley Toothman, 05/24/2021]

A McDonald's museum celebrating the Big Mac is at another Delligatti franchise location, 40 miles north in North Huntingdon.

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