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    Big Mac Creator Dies at 98, Short a Fortune

    What do you get with that? For Jim Delligatti, the inventor of the Big Mac, “All I got was a plaque.” But despite the lasting fame of his signature sandwich, which went national in 1968 as competition for Burger King’s Whopper, he never profited from the iconic “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun.” All Delligatti reaped were booming sales in the McDonald’s outlets he operated, and its Pennsylvania birthplace now boasts a Big Mac Museum.

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