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McDonald’s’ new 4-patty Double Big Mac is really something

The company is also introducing a new Little Mac for smaller stomachs

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The Little Mac, from left, Double Mac and Big Mac from McDonald’s.

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There’s the beef.

Starting March 11, McDonald’s is rolling out a new Big Mac — dubbed the Double Big Mac — which contains four beef patties instead of the sandwich’s normal two patties, at select locations for a limited time. The fast food chain is also testing a new Little Mac, which has the normal Big Mac toppings with just a single patty and no third bun in the middle.

The menu additions, which McDonald’s announced March 10, aren’t the first time McDonald’s has tinkered with its signature burger. In 2016 the company tested the Grand Mac, which used a larger sesame seed bun and two larger, 2.7-ounce beef patties. 

The new Double Big Mac is a real mouthful: 730 calories, 43 grams of fat and 38 grams of protein. (The normal Big Mac, by contrast, has 540 calories, 30 grams of fat and 24 grams of protein.)

How long is the Double Big Mac available? McDonald’s hasn’t announced that detail yet. But according to a news release, more Big Mac innovations are on the horizon, Business Insider reported.

According to the McDonald’s news release, “we’re not done with the Big Mac love just yet and can’t wait to show you what’s next.”