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Michael „Jim“ Delligatti ist im Alter von stolzen 98 Jahren gestorben. Der Mann hat vor 50 Jahren le Big Mac erfunden und der Rest ist Geschichte. R.I.P. Jim und danke für die ganzen Burgers.
His death was confirmed by a spokeswoman for McDonald's, who told the Associated Press Delligatti passed away surrounded by his family. Delligatti introduced fast food lovers to the concept of a double burger sandwiched between three slices of bread with special sauce, lettuce, pickles and onions from his franchise in Uniontown, Pittsburgh.
His invention was initially dismissed by the chain but he pushed to have it brought in across the board, believing that what fast food was missing was “a big sandwich”.