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Debuting a new, semi-regular feature! I tryout questionable food items so that you don’t have to in… Steveats. (Note: Title developed in about 10 seconds of brainstorming.)
Ugh – the Grand Mac. Not only it is a stupid name, but it’s a completely unnecessary food item from McDonald’s, and this is coming from someone who can appreciate some not-so-great fast food items, like Cheetos mac and cheese bites. In general though, I’m against fast food items that are simply another menu item made bigger or smaller.
The Grand Mac is billed as a Big Mac, but with one-third of a pound of beef total. I have no idea how much this compared to the normal Big Mac, which is seemingly just a double cheeseburger slathered in Thousand Islands dressing and way too much bread. That middle bun and the dressing at the signature Mac items, but never in my life have I been enjoying a burger and said to myself, “You know what this needs more of? Bun. This needs another bun!”
At best, the bread is a neutral aspect of a burger, or at least it should be. You don’t want a really flavored bun, because it diverts attention away from the beef, the cheese, the other toppings. But hey, a strongly flavored bun is at least better than the Mac buns, which basically serve as bread Styrofoam.
So, anyway. Skip the Grand Mac. Beyond the fact that it’s just a bigger Big Mac, nothing more, it’s also unneccesarily expensive – mine cost more than $6 for just the sandwich – and pretty awful for you, even by McDonald’s standards. It’s 860 calories! And 52 grams of fat, which even McDonald’s nutrition calculator tells me is 80 percent of my daily allotment. I immediately felt gross after eating one, which is a tough thing for a food item to do to my trash compactor stomach.
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