McDonald’s top chef reveals ingredients of Big Mac ‘special sauce’

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Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. We all know the jingle, but what we didn’t know were the exact ingredients of the signature condiment on a McDonald’s Big Mac. Well, we do now, thanks to the chain’s Canadian arm and executive chef Dan Coudreaut. Here you go: mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. And for years we thought it was Thousand Island dressing.

McDonald’s is also in the news for pressuring organizers of the London Games to place a ban on local restaurants selling chips—that’s British for fries—within the Olympic park for the duration of the summer sporting event. That is, unless the chips are sold with fish. (Seriously, that’s what the rule says.)

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