McDonald's is revamping its Big Mac sandwich, and as a way to market this new move, the fast food chain will be giving away free bottles of its famous Big Mac Special Sauce!
Foodbeast reports that McDonald's had hinted at this bold move by saying we should expect "something big" to happen on Jan. 26, 2017. That something big turned out to be 10,000 bottles of limited-edition Big Mac Sauce. This is the first time the U.S. has ever had this offer. Australia got it last time, so now it's our turn!
According to USA Today, this offer comes just after a McDonald's study reported that only one in five millennials has actually tried a Big Mac. The new sizes offered will include a smaller size for the calorie-conscious and a larger size with extra cheese for those craving to over-indulge. Perhaps the health-conscious millennials will give the smaller sandwich a try?
If you think this isn't a big deal because Big Mac Sauce is only Thousand Island dressing, you are thankfully mistaken. McDonald's spokeswoman Becca Hary says "the Big Mac Sauce is unique to McDonald’s and includes a classic combination of ingredients. The Big Mac Sauce remains timeless and customers around the world continue to enjoy its signature taste."
So, there you have it. The Big Mac Sauce is an entity of its own, something we could have probably guessed, since Thousand Island dressing never quite does the trick.
The rare limited-edition bottles of Big Mac Sauce will be available only at participating locations, which will be announced on Jan. 25. That's such a last-minute announcement that all you can really do is cross your fingers and hope one of those locations is nearby! Maybe, if you live in a rural area or in the burbs, you can at least try and high tail it to the nearest city. That's a better chance, at least, I would imagine.
In the meantime, let's get in the Big Mac spirit and start indulging, big or small!
Update: Foodbeast reports that McDonald's has just developed an iMessage app for finding out exactly which locations will be giving out free limited-edition bottles of Big Mac Special Sauce. Check out this page for more details!