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McDonald’s Grand Big Mac 2021: Calories, Price, Ingredients, Review

McDonald’s Canada is giving Big Mac fans cause for celebration with the addition of the McDonald’s Grand Big Mac to nationwide menus at participating restaurants for a limited time.

McDonald's Grand Big Mac 2021 Canada: Ingredients, Calories, Price

What is a McDonald’s Grand Big Mac?

The Grand Big Mac is made with the following ingredients:

  • two larger 100% Canadian beef patties (“larger” based on weight before cooking, compared to the Big Mac)
  • special sauce
  • crisp lettuce
  • two slices of processed cheddar cheese
  • pickles
  • onions
  • toasted sesame seed bun
McDonald's Grand Big Mac 2021: Calories, Price, Ingredients, Review

McDonald’s Grand Big Mac Canada Launch Dates

McDonald’s Canada has the Grand Big Mac on the menu  from June 22 – July 26.

McDonald's Grand Big Mac 2021: Calories, Price, Ingredients, Review

Detailed Grand Big Mac Ingredients

7:1 beef patty (2 patties)

Contains sesame seeds, shellfish, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, wheat, milk, egg, mustard, fish.

McDonald's Grand Big Mac 2021: Calories, Price, Ingredients, Review

Big Mac bun

Contains enriched wheat flour, water, sugar, yeast, vegetable oil (canola and/or soy), vegetable protein (pea, potato, faba bean), sunflower oil, corn dextrose, corn starch, corn maltodextrin, sesame seeds, salt, may contain any or all in varying proportions: wheat gluten, potato starch, dough conditioners (DATEM, ascorbic acid, enzymes), natural flavour, corn maltodextrin, corn starch, vinegar. Toasted in the same toaster that also prepares other buns containing butter and egg. May contain milk and eggs.

McDonald's Grand Big Mac 2021: Calories, Price, Ingredients, Review

Shredded iceberg lettuce

Big Mac sauce

Contains soybean oil, sweet relish (cucumber, glucose-fructose, sugar, vinegar, salt, xanthan gum, calcium chloride, natural flavour), water, vinegar, egg yolk, onion powder, spices, salt, propylene glycol alginate, colour, sugar, garlic powder, hydrolyzed (corn, soy, wheat) proteins.

Contains soy, wheat, egg, mustard.

Processed cheese slice (2 slices)

Contains cheese (milk, modified milk ingredients, bacterial culture, salt, calcium chloride, microbial enzyme, lipase), modified milk ingredients, water, sodium citrate, salt, citric acid, colour, soy lecithin.

Contains soy, milk.

Pickle slices

Contains cucumbers, water, distilled vinegar, salt, calcium chloride, potassium sorbate, potassium aluminum sulphate, natural flavours (plant source), polysorbate 80, extractives of tumeric (colour)

100% onions (dehydrated)

Grill seasoning

Contains salt, spice (pepper), sunflower oil (used as a processing aid).

Grand Big Mac Calories and Nutrition

The Grand Big Mac has 820 calories and the Grand Big Mac Extra Value Meal has 1170 – 1380 calories.

Here is the nutritional summary for the sandwich alone.

  • Serving Size: 224g
  • Calories: 820 Cals
  • Fat: 47g (72% Daily Value)
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Saturated and Trans Fat: (85% Daily Value)
  • Cholesterol: 105mg
  • Sodium: 910mg (38% Daily Value)
  • Carbohydrates: 11g (4% Daily Value)
  • Fibre: 2g (8% Daily Value)
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Vitamin A: (15% Daily Value)
  • Vitamin C: (4% Daily Value)
  • Iron: (20% Daily Value)
  • Calcium: (20% Daily Value)

Price

The Grand Big Mac is $6.49 for the sandwich alone and $10.29 for the Extra Value Meal.

These are based on Toronto, ON pricing. Check your local McDonald’s for accurate pricing.

What is the difference between a Big Mac and a Grand Big Mac?

McDonald's Grand Big Mac 2021: Calories, Price, Ingredients, Review

The regular Big Mac has two 100% Canadian beef patties, special sauce, crisp lettuce, processed cheddar cheese, pickles and onions on a toasted sesame seed bun.

The Grand Big Mac has the same type of ingredients but in a bigger size. It has two “larger” 100% Canadian beef patties. That is, “larger” based on weight before cooking, compared to the Big Mac. It also has 2 processed cheddar cheese slices and 3 times the Big Mac sauce.

The Double Big Mac is made with four of the Big Mac patties.

Check out the end of this post where I do a comparison of all three Big Macs.

Customization Options

  • Cheese: Default 2. Choose from 0 – 3. The third slice is $+0.50.
  • Big Mac Sauce: Default 3. Choose from 0 – 4. No extra cost for 4.
  • Onions: Default 1. Choose from 0 – 3. No extra cost for more than 1.
  • Pickles: Default 1. Choose from 0 – 3. No extra cost for more than 1.
  • Pickles: Default 1. Choose from 0 – 3. No extra cost for more than 1.
  • Shredded Lettuce: Default 1. Choose from 0 – 3. No extra cost for more than 1.
  • Bun: Default 1. Choose from 0 – 1.
  • Bacon: Default 0. Chooe from 0 – 3.

Grand Big Mac with Bacon

You can customize the Grand Big Mac with Bacon as follows:

  • 1 strip (+$1.29)
  • 2 strips (+$2.58)
  • 3 strips ($3.87)

These are based on Toronto, ON pricing. Check your local McDonald’s for accurate pricing.

Grand Big Mac Meal

Make it meal with the following options:

  • Sides: Medium Fries, Large Fries or Poutine
  • Drink: Soft Drinks, Triple Thick Milkshake, Coffee or Tea, McCafe Hot Speciality, Smoothes & Frappes, Iced Coffee, Juice/Milk/Water, Premium Brewed Iced Tea, Slushie,

Youtube Video for ASMR

The Big Mac is one of McDonald’s biggest, most iconic burgers, and in launching the Grand Big Mac, the company wanted to help guests not just see but hear how epic it really is.

To unveil the Grand Big Mac, McDonald’s is using ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) to awaken guests’ senses to the grandeur of its new burger.

The unique “Grand Big Mac Sounds” experience, available via YouTube, takes you on a journey to discover what makes the Grand Big Mac so special.

Immerse yourself in the sounds of a sizzling patty, the squeeze of Big Mac sauce, the rustle of crisp lettuce, and the nestling of the burger on the bun.

100% Canadian Beef

As one of the largest purchasers of Canadian beef, McDonald’s proudly sources 100 per cent Canadian beef as part of their long-standing commitment to Canadian farmers and ranchers.

How to order

Big Mac fans can snag their own Grand Big Mac for a limited time in-restaurant, through the McDonald’s app, at the Drive-Thru, or via McDelivery. Available at participating restaurants only.

McDonald’s Grand Big Mac Review

To start, the Grand Big Mac has its own dedicated branded box.

Mcdonald's grand big mac
Mcdonald's grand big mac
Mcdonald's grand big mac

Is the Grand Big Mac good? It’s basically a physically bigger sized Big Mac. It was pretty tasty just like the regular Big Mac.

One thing I noticed that it was noticeably more saucy than a regular Big Mac. If you read the customization section above, you might have noticed that the Grand Big Mac has 3 times the sauce as the regular Big Mac.

Mcdonald's grand big mac

Big Mac vs Double Big Mac vs Grand Big Mac Review

I bought all three Big Mac types from my local McDonald’s to do a size comparison. Please note that the sizes of the burgers might slightly vary depending on which McDonald’s you go to.

Weight comparison

Using a kitchen scale, I determined the weights of the burgers:

  • Big Mac: 192 g
  • Double Big Mac: 260 g
  • Grand Big Mac: 293 g

The Grand Big Mac weighs 53% more than the regular Big Mac and 13% more than the Double Big Mac.

Bun comparison

The Grand Big Mac uses a 5″ bun versus the regular Big Mac and Double Big Mac which use a 4″ bun.

Patty comparison

Here is the amount of meat you get in each type of Big Mac:

  • Big Mac: 29 g x 2 = 58 g (2 patties)
  • Double Big Mac: 50 g x 2 = 100 g (4 patties)
  • Grand Big Mac: 45 g x 2 = 90 g (2 bigger Big Mac patties)

With the Grand Big Mac, you get 50% more meat than a regular Big Mac, and 11% less meat than the Double Big Mac.

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Michael D.

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

I think that the price of any of these "Big" Macs are grossly overpriced....the cost of 2 big macs and a large fry are totally ridiculous....

Thamas Bell

Tuesday 27th of July 2021

I worked at mcdonald for many years and the pictures of the patties you show you can tell the grill personal didn't angle the spatula enough and is leaving much of the meat on the grill. Or not scraping the grill well enough between runs which in turn causes the meet to stick more. your local mcdonalds prepared you burgers with no care and in turn you have bad examples for your review. the regular big mac has a 1/10th pound patty x2 & 4 of those on a double. the grand i would assume has a 1/5th pound patty x2. thats my two cents

Paul

Saturday 24th of July 2021

I tried one ....Im an old school Big Mac lover , still remember my First Big Mac ....I was Not impressed, it was bigger sure , but the patties are the thinnest patties I've ever seen on a burger and like you said ,so messy , I don't like my burgers extra messy , sorry , next Mac I get will be a "Double Big Mac" please ....

Larry

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Sloppy mess - tried one, but never again. Triple the sauce but marginal meat increase. Cut the sauce in half or increase the meat!!

Paul

Saturday 24th of July 2021

@Larry, Yes,yes,yes,yes

Sandy

Sunday 11th of July 2021

I was disappointed the meat was the same as the regular Big Mac had a lot of bun with no meat. Here in Brantford I paid $7.49 not buying another one. Big Mac is my favourite but I will just order the regular one. Very disappointed!!!!

Paul

Saturday 24th of July 2021

@Sandy, 100%