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Fast Food Meal Sizes: 1950s & Today [Pic]

Hits: 15565 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: hole_rocks89
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Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3045 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:24:28 PM
What fast food restaurant is serving a 12oz hamburger?

Female, 18-29, Asia
 2 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:48:20 AM
We don't eat much fast food where I come from. Yay.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 774 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:30:04 AM
so thats why they only cost like 10 cents back then

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1386 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 6:38:45 PM
Blame Snackwells Chocolate Devils Food Cookies...

In order to get rid of unhealthy fat from foods manufacturers took out the fat from many processed foods. This left the food tasting more like cardboard without the gloriously tasty fat. So they added more of the two best things we like to eat: sugar and salt.
Well, if you eat alot of salt you get constriction problems in your arteries and veins and extra sugar punches the hell out of your pancreas, liver, and is quickly deposited into fat. Like alcohol beverages, sugar bloats and destroys the body. I heard this all explained by UCSF En Dr Lustig UCSF
Great Discussion Here

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 570 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 5:26:55 PM
This is very misleading. Even if the portion sizes were that much smaller (no reference given, so who knows), it doesn't mean people ate any less. They just ordered more food.

The obesity problems in our society have much less to do with portion sizes than they with do our increasing sedentary lifestyles and the the frequency that we eat unhealthy food. Eating fast food is far more common now than it was in the 50s.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 1341 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 11:11:01 AM
talking about a wizard?
liters! kg! damnit!

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 441 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 8:14:59 AM
This would be an awesome graphic if any of it were true.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 1156 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 7:35:01 AM
Mmm! Aspartame! Tastes great, and is good for you.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 1084 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 6:41:14 AM
no wonder, people are bigger today!

just like that medieval armor that doesn't fit anyone today anymore.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3216 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 6:32:13 AM
Friday, May 25, 2012 6:31:49 AM
16oz to the 1 lb
so a MC 1/4 is 4oz
carls jr 1/2 lb is 8oz
bullpoo bullpoo

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3216 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 6:29:05 AM
soda comes in 16oz you have to pay more for anyhing bigger.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 247 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 6:24:23 AM
Obviously if you compare the smallest sizes in 1950 to the largest sizes today, there will be a drastic difference.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 6:17:18 AM

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 4:26:58 AM
idk about anyone else but I don't think I've ever gotten a 42 oz drink that I wasn't sharing with someone, or some people >>;

I don't mind getting a large if I'm going to be in the car for a long time, I nurse that thing for hours. but lately I've been getting water instead of cokes, of course you get the dixie sized cups when you want water

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 12:44:12 AM
junkaddy, same for me. I always get a small because anything larger is wayyy too much unless it's just water.

I rarely eat fastfood or eat out in general tbh, and whenever I go out and have a meal I always have trouble eating it all. I feel bad not eating it all because it feels like I'm wasting money, but I have no idea when or how serving sizes got so large. For most places I'm full after only eating half when I didn't even order a lot :S

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1051 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 12:32:10 AM
My grandma was telling me about how it was unheard of, back when my mom was a girl, for people to even get refills. I was like whaaaaa? How did you guarantee you washed everything down! Seems people really were tougher back then

Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 12:27:25 AM
Wow, that's awesome OO. Actually, I am familiar with the silver content of certain coin currency in our history, and there are actually guys like the SilverFuturist who hoard them (can't find the video, but this one's exemplary of his eccentric persona and mentions the wartime nickel halfway through). You should see his chess match with the black guy in Washington Square park. Speaking of black, I responded to your comment.

Female, 30-39, Western US
 261 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 12:06:32 AM
Last time I ordered a medium drink at Burger King, I nearly asked the cashier if she was sure she'd given me the right size cup. The thing was HUGE. I always order a small, no matter where I go, otherwise it takes all day to get through the drink.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:31:45 PM
Where in the heck are they buying a 3/4lb. hamburger at?

Even a Large fry at McDonalds is lower at 5.4 oz.

Something is fishy with these numbers.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 28 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:14:20 PM
Deceptive chart. They increased the size in two dimensions, making, for example, the soda on the right 6 times higher and 6 times wider, so that it's pictured as 36 times the size of the one on the left.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 134 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:06:50 PM
Seems that they were ripping everybody off in the 50's

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:50:22 PM
I guess you would know, right Old Ollie?

I was there. I used to get 6.5 oz. Cokes for a dime out of the machine at the barber shop. Of course, that was a SILVER dime which today is worth over $2.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 1328 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:37:55 PM
idk about anyone else but I don't think I've ever gotten a 42 oz drink that I wasn't sharing with someone, or some people >>;

Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:36:54 PM
"Up until the mid 60s, a "regular" Coke was 6.5 oz."

I guess you would know, right Old Ollie? I stand corrected. Still a stupid chart though - I would need to order two anyway.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:32:25 PM
who cares . . . eat drink and be merry for tomorrow you may die. everybody lives too long anyway so quit complaining and enjoy your fries!

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