Around the World in 20 Big Macs #infographic

Around the World in 20 Big Macs

If someone tells you about McDonalds, the Bic Mac is probably the first thing you'll think about beyond those golden arches.

The Big Mac was first launched by a Pennsylvania-based McDonalds franchisee in the United States in 1967 and had become a staple menu throughout the nation within a year. As popularity grew and McDonalds made its existence known throughout the globe, so did the Big Mac and it is now accessible in more than 100 nations.

A easy, fuss-free burger, the Big Mac is traditionally made up of two beef patties, "unique" sauce, cheese, lettuce, pickles and onions, and the three-part sesame seed bun. This concept of maintaining it simple implies it's easy to translate, though the idea is wrong that all Big Macs are the same wherever you are.

There are a number of variables affecting the composition of a Big Mac; from where the meat comes from, right down to the country's religion in which it is sold.

Because of this, we decided to take a variety of Big Macs from 20 distinct nations together to see how they stack up against the initial version of the US. In order to determine the nutritional value of Big Mac, we took into account a number of factors such as protein content, calorie count and the amount of fat and salt contained therein. The cost is also influenced because of the different components, so we included that too, just so you can see how wide the price can be!
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