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An Old McDonalds Menu With Original Prices [Pic]

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photomstr
Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 6:16:01 PM
since the dawn of man nothing of the carcass was ever wasted . . . to this day that remains true so enjoy your big mac

DethRose
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 281 Posts
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 12:54:23 PM
Maccas steals your soul. Never work there.

sosueme1966
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 419 Posts
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 11:52:21 AM
Half-flavored orange drink was only 6 cents. Wasn't on the menu. You had to know someone.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 6:20:37 AM

@ 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.

JDplaysFF
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 582 Posts
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 3:58:57 AM
@squrlz - mmmm...looks tasty...

Seriously, how is that more gross than a dead bird? Pass the goo, please!

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5510 Posts
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 2:04:23 AM
@Squrlz4Sale, this still doesn't stop the plebs from eating the stuff.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 12:11:17 AM

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

Now it's "meals under $10"

incubus_inc
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 955 Posts
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 12:05:05 AM
I miss the days of pure beef and delightful beverage.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 10:28:36 PM
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.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 10:15:43 PM
And back then, the burgers were bigger.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13604 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 10:13:18 PM
2 hamburgers, fries, and a coke = $.50, which you paid for with 2 silver quarters, which today are worth a little over $11.00.

mon360
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 742 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 9:40:41 PM
i wish i could get me some orange drink...

intrigid
Male, 18-29, Canada
 916 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 8:23:45 PM
Just stop and think that the value of cash has collapsed by 95% since the days of this menu.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 7:50:08 PM
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.

gothmo
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1328 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 7:47:52 PM
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.

bridog6996
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 570 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 7:36:24 PM
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.

Neagle
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1405 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 7:23:10 PM
Ahh, when laboratory and kitchen merged and became a monstrosity.

BlankTom
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 7:08:17 PM
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

Edgarska19
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1052 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 4:51:53 PM
That's the same price, after being adjusted for inflation.

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 4:50:31 PM
... and the prices, along with the waste line sizes, have been going up since then...

So, a+b = ____?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11288 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 3:36:43 PM
And what was a normal income at the same time? I wouldn't be surprised if they're cheaper today in real terms.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16911 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 3:18:02 PM
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.

YANKmyDOODLE
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 774 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 2:55:54 PM
*throws change* where's my damn burger?

mervviscious
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1807 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 2:19:31 PM
coffee was only luke warm...

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3621 Posts
Monday, April 30, 2012 2:15:58 PM
Well, at least the price of "orange drink" hasn't gone up too much...

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