The man who created a very popular burger at McDonald's has died.
FOX's Pat O'Neill has more:
He came up with McDonald's signature sandwich almost 50 ago:
(Delligatti) "McDonald's Big Mac, the big sandwich with a great big taste that everybody's talking about."
Jim Delligatti admitted his idea was a variation of some items at other fast-food rivals.
After meeting McDonald's founder Ray Kroc in 1955, Delligatti became a franchisee soon afterward near Pittsburgh, and first served the Big Mac at his Uniontown, Pennsylvania outlet in 1967. It soon went national and eventually international...
The original price for a Big Mac: 45 cents compared with an average of about $5 today.
Delligatti also credited with developing McDonald's breakfast menu, including the Egg McMuffin. He was 98-years-old.
Pat O'Neill, FOX News.
Today, we celebrate the 98 inspirational years of Big Mac inventor, Michael "Jim" Delligatti. Jim, we thank and will forever remember you. pic.twitter.com/wmEFrmazdn
-- McDonald's (@McDonalds) November 30, 2016