30 Nov '16, 7pm

Big Mac inventor dies at age 98

CHICAGO (AFP) - The man who invented the quintessential American fast-food burger, the Big Mac, and inadvertently set off a race to create ever more expansive fast-food menus, has died. Mr Michael "Jim" Delligatti passed away on Monday (Nov 28) surrounded by family at his home in a Pittsburgh suburb, according to his family. He was 98 years old. Mr Delligatti laid claim to one of the most indelible inventions in American cuisine since sliced bread - a double hamburger with two beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, which is covered in a special sauce. As owner of a McDonald's restaurant in western Pennsylvania nearly half a century ago, Mr Delligatti convinced the company to venture away from its brief menu of simple burgers, fries and drinks, according to a 1993 profile of the Big Mac in the Los Angeles Times. He got permission to try his new burger in 1967 an...

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