An Old McDonalds Menu With Original Prices [Pic]

Submitted by: Kim... 5 years ago in Misc

Tempting!
There are 36 comments:
Male 766
since the dawn of man nothing of the carcass was ever wasted . . . to this day that remains true so enjoy your big mac
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Female 280
Maccas steals your soul. Never work there.
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Male 439
Half-flavored orange drink was only 6 cents. Wasn`t on the menu. You had to know someone.
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Male 39,614

@ Squrlz4Sale - look delicious!
If you grind up any meat fine enough you`ll end up with a similar tooth-paste-like substance. Beef paste has been around for centuries.

Squirell meat is also quite nice.
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Male 625
@squrlz - mmmm...looks tasty...

Seriously, how is that more gross than a dead bird? Pass the goo, please!
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Male 7,774
@Squrlz4Sale, this still doesn`t stop the plebs from eating the stuff.
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Male 39,614

Growing up, the big McD ad was "Burger, fries & coke and Change Back From Your Dollar!"

Now it`s "meals under $10"
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Male 977
I miss the days of pure beef and delightful beverage.
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Male 6,227
One other observation of note:

THIS wasn`t available on the menu back then:


No, it`s not strawberry ice cream. It`s "poultry slurry"--mechanically-separated chicken bits separated from waste trimmings and washed of bacteria with ammonia. This is the "food product" that McDonald`s built it`s Chicken McNuggets out of by squeezing that goo into one of four "nugget moulds" to form bite-size pieces.

Ronald loves you. Here, have a plastic toy with your Happy Meal.
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Male 2,737
And back then, the burgers were bigger.
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Male 15,832
2 hamburgers, fries, and a coke = $.50, which you paid for with 2 silver quarters, which today are worth a little over $11.00.
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Male 735
i wish i could get me some orange drink...
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Male 914
Just stop and think that the value of cash has collapsed by 95% since the days of this menu.
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Male 6,227
McDonald`s food used to taste a lot better. Somewhere around 1980, if memory serves, they started "value engineering" the bejeezus out of their recipes and it all started tasting either bland or overly sweet, with a pervasively mushy texture.

That`s about the time they began introducing HFCS and a lot of new preservatives into the food also. Big Agra, Big Chem, and Big Corporations found they could tamper with recipes, reduce ingredient costs, and vastly extend shelf lives. That`s also about the time where everything started being focus-grouped for taste and "mouthfeel"--with the result that recipes for sandwiches and beverages got tinkered with to appeal to the unsophisticated tastebuds of children and the desensitized tastebuds of the elderly.

Sorry if I sound a little cranky about all this, but it`s the truth. If you ask my parents, they`ll both tell you that McDonald`s food *used* to taste good, while today they won`t touch the stuff.
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Female 1,324
One of our local chains had throw back prices for a day for their anniversary I believe... It was amazing, and no nasty chemicals like McD`s.
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Male 571
They sure charged a lot for cheese back in those days. Doesn`t seem like much at 4 cents, but in proportion, that`s quite the difference between a hamburger and a cheeseburger.
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Male 1,404
Ahh, when laboratory and kitchen merged and became a monstrosity.
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Male 1,674
considering you can get a double cheeseburger for 99 cents, i don`t think those prices are that much lower. Although now i really want an orange drink
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Male 1,045
That`s the same price, after being adjusted for inflation.
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Male 1,243
... and the prices, along with the waste line sizes, have been going up since then...

So, a+b = ____?
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Male 12,365
And what was a normal income at the same time? I wouldn`t be surprised if they`re cheaper today in real terms.
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Male 17,512
Mister_C: actually the hamburger patties they used to use back then where 8 to 1 or 8 patties to 1lb. The patties they use now are 12 to 1.

So the normal burgers they make today are actually smaller. Of course they do offer bigger burgers now like the 1/4 Pounder, the Angus 1/3rd pound and, of course, the Big Mac, but those are different burgers.
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Male 771
*throws change* where`s my damn burger?
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Male 1,793
coffee was only luke warm...
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Male 3,908
Well, at least the price of "orange drink" hasn`t gone up too much...
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Male 663
Yes, but the portions were a lot smaller too, you know, like... normal size.
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Male 40
"Full flavor orange drink" lol
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Male 14,331
Mmmmmm that`s when they used the unhealthy oils for french fries soooo much beter that way!
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Male 1,832
Just imagine how fat everyone would be if they still had those prices.
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Male 566
Way better than Depressing Root Beer & Half-flavor Orange Drink.
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Male 1,558
Went to first one in Canada and rember these prices
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Male 311
Back then it was "pure" beef. Now it`s "all" beef.

Don`t think i can`t see the distinction you red-headed clown mother-drater.
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Male 2,552
LOL... Every item has its own adjective.
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Male 2,376
taco bell is going to win the franchise war
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Male 11,739
That was back when their food was still good. Hell that`s back when it was still food and not a load of crap. I would`ve eaten there back in the day.
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Female 539
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