Most locals know the man and the story about this very successful businessman. Michael “Jim” Delligatti who established Uno’s, The Honi Honi Bar, Garrett 8 Cinemas, and Arrowhead Market was a well-known fixture here at Deep Creek Lake. His claim to fame, which has reached far around the world, is the invention of the Big Mac sandwich at McDonald’s. We have all enjoyed our share of this famously delicious burger that revolutionized the fast food world. Mr. Delligatti opened his first McDonald’s restaurant in 1957 and branched out 47 more franchise stores over the next two decades. Competing against the large sandwich offerings of Big Boys and Burger King, Mr. Delligatti proposed a new sandwich called simply the Big Mac! McDonalds executives didn’t receive the idea well at first but eventually got the green light to pilot the sandwich in the Uniontown market in 1967. The rest is history!
The residents here at the lake have immense respect for the Delligatti family and were saddened by the news of his passing in late November. Remember the next time you dig into a Big Mac the interesting story of the man behind its creation.
13 Top Rainy Day Activities at Deep Creek Lake, MD. So you come to spend time with us here at Deep Creek Lake and it’s raining. Don’t fret! We have plenty of things for you to do to have a fun vacation until the skies return to sunshine.
1. Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center– The Department of Natural Resources interpretive environmental center is a 6,000 square foot facility that includes classroom and conference areas complete with audio visual technology and wifi. They have daily activities and you can view their critters anytime.
2. Fun Unlimited, Funland or Smileys. Get a pizza and play arcade games with the family at these fun and established arcades/ pizza parlors.
6. Deep Creek Lavender Farm- Deep Creek Lavender farm is a small farm located in the Allegheny Mountains of Western Maryland near the four season resort area of Wisp and Deep Creek Lake. Walk the farm and visit the gift shop.