Pittsburgh April 05, 2017
This Roadside Attraction In Pittsburgh Is The Most Unique Thing You’ve Ever Seen
The Pittsburgh area boasts some pretty impressive firsts: The first commercial radio station, the first Ferris Wheel, and the first public television station in the United States. But, did you know that one of the most recognizable sandwiches in the world was born right here in the Pittsburgh area? This roadside attraction near Pittsburgh tells the whole story.
Sat along a bustling North Huntingdon highway, the Big Mac Museum plays homage to one of the world's top sandwiches.
Inspired by the consumer's desire to have something more than a plain burger, McDonald's franchisee Jim Delligatti
created a special sauce to top his new concoction - the Big Mac - in 1967.
Delligatti's Big Mac consisted of two hamburgers topped with that special sauce, pickles, onion, lettuce, and cheese.
Unfortunately, however, McDonald's had little interest in Delligatti's idea for a new sandwich, although the franchisee tried selling the concept to the company for two years.
After getting nowhere with corporate, Delligatti began selling the Big Mac in his Uniontown McDonald's to the delight of his customers and, lo and behold, McDonald's saw the sandwich's popularity and began selling it nationwide.
Snap photos next to the world's largest Big Mac - at 14 feet high and 12 feet wide - when you visit the Big Mac Museum, nestled right inside of the popular North Huntingdon restaurant.
Stroll around the restaurant perusing the memorabilia of the sandwich that is now sold in over 120 countries.
Grab a seat at one of the tables where you can...
Read about McDonald's history as you bite into one of those famous Big Macs.
Of course, no trip to McDonald's is complete - if you have kids - without a trip to the play area.
Indulge in a Big Mac after exploring the Big Mac Museum during regular business hours: Monday through Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Big Mac Museum
9061 Lincoln Highway
Irwin, PA 15642
Click here for more information.
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