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Old 20 August 2007, 05:50 PM
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Icon605 Big Mac pays royalties

Comment: My son recently mentioned that he had heard that "the guy who
designed/developed/created the Big Mac sandwich for McDonald's receives
$0.25 for every Big Mac sold, and now that he's died, his family gets it."

I explained to my son that Ray Kroc was a very shrewd businessman, and
that I doubted he would ever give away that much money. I also doubted
there was any way to pay royalties on a sandwich design.
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Old 23 August 2007, 05:19 PM
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It seems to me that anyone who "invented" the Big Mac would already be working for the company and be receiving a salary for their job. Doubtful is the case that they patened the idea for the burger and McDonald's bought it. Why would they? It's just a burger.
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Icon23 Big Mac celebrates 40th birthday

The Big Mac was first served on this date in 1967 at a McDonald's in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

The 45-cent double burger on a triple bun was the invention of Jim Delligatti, one of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc's earliest franchisees. He's now 89.

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/art...gmac22-ON.html
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Old 12 November 2012, 07:55 AM
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The Big Mac was created at a McDonald's in Uniontown, Pennsylvania by a police officer named Ronald "Cuts" Curry, but the credit was given to the store owner, Jim Delligatti. Neither man received any royalties. http://thinkwebworks.com/ao/History.asp?ID=18
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Old 18 November 2012, 05:37 PM
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Even if they paid royalties, 25 cents a sandwich would be ridiculously huge. Probably be more like a tenth of a cent or something. (Which would still run into millions, I expect....)
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