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McDonald's is Bringing Back These 2 Popular Menu Items

Find out which, if any, of the returning offerings win our seal of approval.

Back in 2016, McDonald's rolled out two variations of their best-selling Big Mac burger. Now, the golden arches is bringing back the mini Mac Jr. and the blown-up Grand Mac for a limited time only.

To recap, the classic Big Mac boasts two 100 percent beef patties, Big Mac sauce, American cheese, shredded lettuce, onions, pickles, and an extra bottom half of the bun sandwiched in the middle. This iconic sandwich also packs in 540 calories, 28 grams of fat (10 grams saturated fat, 1 gram trans fat), 950 milligrams of sodium, 46 grams of carbs (3 grams fiber, 9 grams sugar), 25 grams of protein.

For comparison, we dug into the nutrition of the returning offerings below.

Mac Jr.

Mcdonalds mac jr
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460 calories, 27 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 830 mg sodium, 36 g carbs (3 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 21 g protein

The shrunken sandwich features one 100-percent beef patty, special sauce, American cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles, and omits the middle bun.

Grand Mac

Mcdonalds grand mac
Courtesy of McDonald's

860 calories, 52 g fat (18 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,470 mg sodium, 62 g carbs (5 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 41 g protein

The mighty Grand Mac features two patties amounting to a ⅓-pound of 100-percent beef, special sauce, lettuce, onions, pickles, two slices of American cheese, and a bigger bun—as well as an extra half bun in the middle.

If you're conscious of your overall health but can't kick the drive-thru cravings, opt for the slimmer Mac Jr.—you can do without the extra 400 calories that the Grand Mac packs in. Not willing to sink your teeth into nearly 500 calories in one sitting? There are even better options than the Mac Jr. Find out what they are in our exclusive report: Every Menu Item at McDonald's—Ranked.

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