McDonald’s is offering its iconic Big Mac Sauce as a condiment served in a dip cup in Canada.
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Unlike the brand’s traditional dipping sauces which are typically available free with the purchase menu items like Chicken McNuggets, Big Mac Sauce in dip cup form is listed as a condiment on the McDonald’s Canada website and is priced at 30-cents per dip cup.
Big Mac Sauce dips can be found at participating McDonald’s locations across Canada for a limited time.
Here’s the official story of the Big Mac Special Sauce via McDonald’s:
When McDonald’s franchise owner Jim Delligatti first came up with his double patty, triple bun creation in 1967, he needed the perfect sauce to top it off. By 1968, the Big Mac® was launched nationally, and featured this delicious, creamy signature Big Mac® Special Sauce.
Over the next few years, the Big Mac Sauce ingredients were fine-tuned, and there were two different versions of the McDonald’s Special Sauce being used. To eliminate inconsistency, a single recipe was developed that satisfied customers who had a taste for either one. This became Big Mac® Sauce recipe “72.”
In 1974, the name “Special Sauce” was used in the famous advertising campaign: “Two all-beef patties, Special Sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun.“
The recipe was again tweaked in 1991 and remained that way until 2004 when Fred Turner, who had worked alongside founder Ray Kroc, wanted it changed back.
After tracking down the original formula in the McDonald’s archives, Turner contacted the supplier who had helped develop the McDonald’s Special Sauce years ago, and the McDonald’s Special Sauce recipe was returned.
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