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Here's a shock: South Mississippians support a bigger Big Mac

This photo provided by McDonald's shows, from left to right: McDonald's Mac Jr., Big Mac and Grand Mac. McDonald's is testing bigger and smaller versions of its Big Mac as the world's biggest hamburger chain pushes to revive its business. The company says it's testing the Grand Mac and Mac Jr. in the Central Ohio and the Dallas areas, and will see how they do before deciding on a national rollout. (McDonald's via AP)
This photo provided by McDonald's shows, from left to right: McDonald's Mac Jr., Big Mac and Grand Mac. McDonald's is testing bigger and smaller versions of its Big Mac as the world's biggest hamburger chain pushes to revive its business. The company says it's testing the Grand Mac and Mac Jr. in the Central Ohio and the Dallas areas, and will see how they do before deciding on a national rollout. (McDonald's via AP) AP

McDonald's customers in Gulfport want to go big or go home.

While the Big Mac is McDonald's flagship sandwich, other fast food chains burgers are indeed bigger than the traditional Big Mac.

To compete with them, McDonalds unveiled two new versions of their perennial favorite in the Central Ohio and Dallas areas last month.

The fast food chain is testing out a "Grand Mac" and a "Mac Jr." The Grand Mac consists of two patties that weigh one-third of a pound total and costs $4.89. The Mac Jr. is a Big Mac with just one layer instead of two and costs between $2.39 and $2.59.

Depending on how those do, McDonalds will consider putting the two new versions of the Big Mac on menus across the country.

According to Gulfport customers interviewed Monday, the bigger the Big Mac is, the better. Customers favored a larger sized Big Mac and said the Mac Jr. could be just the right size for children.

"This would be perfect for him," Breonna Price said of her one-year-old son D.J. Price and the Mac Jr.

Her problem with the current Big Mac?

"It could definitely be bigger. I'm thinking of a double Whopper. If they could make it closer to that size, I think it'd do well," she said.

On lunch break with his daughter Friday, Brad Alexander agreed with Price.

"The regular is way too small. It's not enough. The mini? That might work for kids," he said.

Regina Saves ordered a Big Mac value meal. But she added chicken nuggets on top of it. Clearly, the sandwich isn't enough. She also had another idea for the fast food chain.

"There's not enough in any of the meal deals. I think a bigger Big Mac would sell. I also think they should have a buffet where you can create your own burger," she said.

As part of my investigation into the matter, I have to agree with the other customers. One Big Mac is simply not enough.

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