McDonald's of Bridgeport celebrated its record-fast construction by setting a new record this month: Most expensive Big Mac.
Originally built in 1976, the Bridgeport restaurant was demolished in August so a newer McDonald's could be built in its place. That construction, which went from dirt to done in 43 days, set a new company speed record.
To mark the speedy reopening, owners Jack and John Ebert, who own 16 McDonald's restaurants in West Virginia and Maryland, came up with a special promotion that offered up the classic Big Mac at the record-setting price of $100.
In addition to getting "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun," buyers also earned an audience with Mike Delligatti, son of the famous sandwich's inventor.
All proceeds from the promotion were donated to local charities, including Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg, the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown and United Way of Harrison County.
"The people of Bridgeport have embraced McDonald's for almost 40 years," John Ebert said. "This Big Mac event was our way of giving back to the community that has been so kind to us."Ebert said the promotion raised $6,200 -- or 62 Big Macs worth -- for the charitable organizations.