In the food world, like in the sports world, there are great rivalries, and the Big Mac/ Whopper rivalry is the Red Sox/ Yankees when it comes to food.
Big Mac: Weighing in at approximately 7.6 oz the Big Mac is McDonalds signature sandwich. It’s three level bun, two patty, three slices of American cheese, pickles, onions, lettuce, and special sauce frame bursted onto the national scene in 1968 after a short stint in the Pittsburgh circuit. Since 1968 the Big Mac has risen to fame in not just fast food culture, but American culture as a whole. Despite the poor reputation of the fast food industry this is always the go to when hitting up McDonalds… I mean there is a reason why it’s #1 on their menu, just a real home run in the fast food game.
Whopper: The Whopper was originally sold for 37 cents when it debuted in 1957. The old school burger consists of a quarter pound beef patty, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and ketchup all on a sesame seed bun. This sandwich is a real class act, nothing too fancy about it, just works hard and stays true to itself, kinda like an Iowa linebacker. Despite having big name signings come to the team for short periods of time like Chicken Fries, the whopper has been there from the beginning and probably will be till the end. It is truly the cornerstone of the Burger King franchise.
These two have been fierce competitors in the fast food industry for years, and have commonly tried to get a leg up on one another in the advertising field.