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(Buzzfeed)   McDonald's 1976: Hey black people, you will really like it here because you don't have to tip, or get dressed up   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 285
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2012-06-26 04:58:56 PM
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i know, right?
 
2012-06-26 05:05:21 PM
Wow.
 
2012-06-26 05:08:19 PM
The 1970s: no time for subtlety.
 
2012-06-26 05:15:59 PM
Dyn-O-Mite!
 
2012-06-26 05:28:21 PM
Apparently black people don't use no 'g's
 
2012-06-26 05:28:33 PM
I don't know, it seems like they had lots of ads in that series, and none of the others mentioned tipping or not having to get dressed up--they all talk about other selling points such as the "quality," the fast service, the price, the convenient locations, etc. Who knows, maybe they had a similar "you don't have to tip or get dressed up" ad oriented toward white customers--that is a couple of the benefits of eating there in many people's minds, after all. Here are some examples of the other ads in the series:

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2012-06-26 05:36:07 PM
Retrorage!
 
2012-06-26 05:59:35 PM
Is that a meme? That black people don't tip?
 
2012-06-26 06:08:44 PM
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YOU GONNA GET RAPED
 
2012-06-26 06:09:53 PM

sithon: Is that a meme? That black people don't tip?


Aaaaaaand we're off! It's this thread again.
 
2012-06-26 06:38:31 PM

sithon: Is that a meme? That black people don't tip?


No, it's Pink people who don't tip:

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2012-06-26 06:47:40 PM
Lost here is the point that McDs was a fairly early pioneer in marketing a mainstream product to a black demographic.
 
2012-06-26 07:26:23 PM
The most appalling thing about that poster is seeing the woman on the left and realizing that Helen Willis was cheating on Tom.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-06-26 07:38:11 PM
Say what you want about black people, but good god can they rock a mustache.
 
2012-06-26 07:44:24 PM

MBK: Say what you want about black people, but good god can they rock a mustache.


And the bald head. I don't know any white guys who look good with a shaved head.
 
2012-06-26 08:16:57 PM

Gig103: MBK: Say what you want about black people, but good god can they rock a mustache.

And the bald head. I don't know any white guys who look good with a shaved head.


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2012-06-26 08:18:56 PM
Now you understand why I thought I was going to get rich buying stock in the company that made "Afrosheen". And why I'm now broke.
 
2012-06-26 08:21:37 PM

Gig103: MBK: Say what you want about black people, but good god can they rock a mustache.
And the bald head. I don't know any white guys who look good with a shaved head.


I know. I wish I was black just so I could shave my already-balding head completely bald and have it look good. It's undeniable, most black guys look cool with shaved heads, while unfortunately, most white guys look like retards, bikers, and/or child molesters. (Yes, I realize there's a lot of redundancy in the phrase retards, bikers, and/or child molesters.)
 
2012-06-26 08:28:53 PM
beans don't burn on the grill.
 
2012-06-26 08:39:54 PM

Gig103: And the bald head. I don't know any white guys who look good with a shaved head.


Patrick Stewart!
 
2012-06-26 08:40:29 PM
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2012-06-26 08:46:52 PM

Gig103: MBK: Say what you want about black people, but good god can they rock a mustache.


Facial hair on black men looks great. Especially when they get older. The white hair against the ebony skin is striking.

And the bald head. I don't know any white guys who look good with a shaved head

Naturally bald men look good. Any race/ethnicity. It's some of these guys that shave their heads bald to look tough, really shouldn't. Their heads were made for hair. They should leave it there.
 
2012-06-26 08:48:48 PM

Godscrack: Naturally bald men look good. Any race/ethnicity. It's some of these guys that shave their heads bald to look tough, really shouldn't. Their heads were made for hair. They should leave it there.


No...no. The "horseshoe" is never an attractive look.
 
2012-06-26 09:03:38 PM

Shaggy_C: No...no. The "horseshoe" is never an attractive look.


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Say what?
Respect to Big Al
 
2012-06-26 09:05:14 PM
WTF is "MacDonalds"? It's one of the most well known brand names in the world, right up with there with Coca-Cola, and subby has no clue how to spell it. It's right there in the freakin headline.

/shaking my damn head.....or smdh as the kids say
 
2012-06-26 09:16:08 PM

Cyberluddite: I don't know, it seems like they had lots of ads in that series, and none of the others mentioned tipping or not having to get dressed up--they all talk about other selling points such as the "quality," the fast service, the price, the convenient locations, etc. Who knows, maybe they had a similar "you don't have to tip or get dressed up" ad oriented toward white customers--that is a couple of the benefits of eating there in many people's minds, after all. Here are some examples of the other ads in the series:

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Yeah, actually in context with the rest of the ad campaign, it makes sense to me.

There was a lot of blatant racism going on in the 70s, but this wasn't an example of it.
 
2012-06-26 09:21:06 PM
Meh...

Pretty much the general campaign they were running at the time, just with blacks.

Cyberluddite: I don't know, it seems like they had lots of ads in that series, and none of the others mentioned tipping or not having to get dressed up--they all talk about other selling points such as the "quality," the fast service, the price, the convenient locations, etc. Who knows, maybe they had a similar "you don't have to tip or get dressed up" ad oriented toward white customers--that is a couple of the benefits of eating there in many people's minds, after all. Here are some examples of the other ads in the series:

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Yep, pretty much what I remember...

Well, I mostly remember always wanting a happy meal, and one year I had my B-day there.
 
2012-06-26 09:26:34 PM

baka-san: Meh...

Pretty much the general campaign they were running at the time, just with blacks.

Cyberluddite: I don't know, it seems like they had lots of ads in that series, and none of the others mentioned tipping or not having to get dressed up--they all talk about other selling points such as the "quality," the fast service, the price, the convenient locations, etc. Who knows, maybe they had a similar "you don't have to tip or get dressed up" ad oriented toward white customers--that is a couple of the benefits of eating there in many people's minds, after all. Here are some examples of the other ads in the series:

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Yep, pretty much what I remember...

Well, I mostly remember always wanting a happy meal, and one year I had my B-day there.


I also had an early birthday or two (and with my friends) at a McDonalds. But they all had more kid-entertaining setups back then, not like the more pseudo-upscale furniture a lot of them have now.
 
2012-06-26 09:27:50 PM
I was a busboy for a while.

It's true. Black people don't tip. Or at least they didn't when I was working.
 
2012-06-26 09:39:03 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I also had an early birthday or two (and with my friends) at a McDonalds. But they all had more kid-entertaining setups back then, not like the more pseudo-upscale furniture a lot of them have now.


They had the whole gig going when I was a Bakaling...

Special cake, Ronald showing up, special room.
 
2012-06-26 09:39:08 PM
So McDonalds is the restaurant version of Dollar General?
 
2012-06-26 09:40:31 PM

Lando Lincoln: I was a busboy for a while.

It's true. Black people don't tip. Or at least they didn't when I was working.


They tip the hot womens sometimes.
 
2012-06-26 10:03:19 PM
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Y'know, I lived through the 70s, and I was a kid, which means that I really liked my McDonalds (even though back then, if you dared ask for a plain burger, they gave you the death-stare, and had to write your order down on a little slip of paper to give to the grill person, which slowed the line down considerably). That ad says that you can get four complete meals (burgerlike substance, fries, and drinklike substance) for under four dollars. I think I need to call bullshiat on this. Perhaps someone has a link to the full McD menu from the Seventies? I could only find some references to burger prices.
 
2012-06-26 10:07:26 PM
I'm white, so I tip 160% to make up for the blacks and other browns.

It's cool. I got this.
 
2012-06-26 10:10:38 PM

NewportBarGuy: I'm white, so I tip 160% to make up for the blacks and other browns.

It's cool. I got this.


So you tip an extra 3/5?
 
2012-06-26 10:17:43 PM
Check out this 2012 happy meal box pic that was posted in the comments:

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2012-06-26 10:23:55 PM

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My favorite part of this ad is how they're specifically advertising orange drink. Not orange juice - they know that black people want that orange drink.
 
2012-06-26 10:28:10 PM

dahmers love zombie: Y'know, I lived through the 70s, and I was a kid, which means that I really liked my McDonalds (even though back then, if you dared ask for a plain burger, they gave you the death-stare, and had to write your order down on a little slip of paper to give to the grill person, which slowed the line down considerably). That ad says that you can get four complete meals (burgerlike substance, fries, and drinklike substance) for under four dollars. I think I need to call bullshiat on this. Perhaps someone has a link to the full McD menu from the Seventies? I could only find some references to burger prices.


rcf1105: My favorite part of this ad is how they're specifically advertising orange drink. Not orange juice - they know that black people want that orange drink.


Orange drink was a big deal for kids in the 70s and 80s. The community sports teams I was on would actually call ahead to a McDonalds to have them fill up one of those giant yellow containers with "orange drink" because it was cheaper than gatorade by a long shot.

Drank a lot of that stuff when I was a kid. Somewhere along the line it went outta style, though.

dahmers love zombie: Y'know, I lived through the 70s, and I was a kid, which means that I really liked my McDonalds (even though back then, if you dared ask for a plain burger, they gave you the death-stare, and had to write your order down on a little slip of paper to give to the grill person, which slowed the line down considerably). That ad says that you can get four complete meals (burgerlike substance, fries, and drinklike substance) for under four dollars. I think I need to call bullshiat on this. Perhaps someone has a link to the full McD menu from the Seventies? I could only find some references to burger prices.


When I was working at McDons in the very early 90s, a hamburger was $0.49 and a cheeseburger was either $0.55 or 0.59, so I can totally believe that you could get pretty damn close to that in 1978.
 
2012-06-26 10:28:14 PM
You'd never see this sort of thing at McDowell's.
 
2012-06-26 10:29:20 PM
Blacks don't tip? Neither does a table full of women who needs extra plates because they will split the appetizer between them, and who only want glasses of water. Cheapskates. Please, take you and your girlfriends to the packy and buy some wine you can take back to someone's apartment to drink. But don't take up one of my tables so you can eat cheap and tip cheap as well, and on top of it monopolize my time so I can't serve my other tables.
 
2012-06-26 10:30:43 PM

dahmers love zombie: even though back then, if you dared ask for a plain burger, they gave you the death-stare, and had to write your order down on a little slip of paper to give to the grill person, which slowed the line down considerably).


Actually wasn't much of a problem by the time I was working there. It actually was just a longer wait if you ordered one, because they couldn't just take the cheese off a cheeseburger and hand it to you. It had to go into the next setup for the dressing guys (the grill guys usually had at least one "dressing" worker that did all the bun and topping setup for the burgers when they were done).

We usually always had at least 2-3 hamburgers in the warmer. Longest wait was probably if someone ordered like 8 Filet-o-Fish, because normally you only had 4 of them prepared at a time.
 
2012-06-26 10:33:10 PM
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I wonder of those Jive Turkey's drove to Micky D's in their Vega.
 
2012-06-26 10:36:46 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Orange drink was a big deal for kids in the 70s


I was a grape man myself...

But yeah, fruit sodas were still the norm for the kidos back then
 
2012-06-26 10:39:58 PM

skinink: Blacks don't tip? Neither does a table full of women who needs extra plates because they will split the appetizer between them, and who only want glasses of water and extra lemons.. Cheapskates. Please, take you and your girlfriends to the packy and buy some wine you can take back to someone's apartment to drink. But don't take up one of my tables so you can eat cheap and tip cheap as well, and on top of it monopolize my time so I can't serve my other tables.


It's not as if those cheap b*ches would ever split the check with separate credit cards when you are slammed.
 
2012-06-26 10:41:31 PM

Gig103: MBK: Say what you want about black people, but good god can they rock a mustache.

And the bald head. I don't know any white guys who look good with a shaved head.


I have a sheep doing roofing over at my house. Come and drop in; we'll put on Zeppelin and eat cheddar cheese.
 
2012-06-26 10:43:20 PM

baka-san: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Orange drink was a big deal for kids in the 70s

I was a grape man myself...

But yeah, fruit sodas were still the norm for the kidos back then


We never had anything uncarbonated other than the orange drink where I was.

Lotsa various flavors of "Crush", though.
 
2012-06-26 10:43:48 PM

baka-san: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Orange drink was a big deal for kids in the 70s

I was a grape man myself...

But yeah, fruit sodas were still the norm for the kidos back then


I loved strawberry quick stirred into my milk; heaping spoonfuls.
 
2012-06-26 10:47:24 PM
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2012-06-26 10:48:13 PM

ArkAngel: NewportBarGuy: I'm white, so I tip 160% to make up for the blacks and other browns.

It's cool. I got this.

So you tip an extra 3/5?


*snort*
 
2012-06-26 10:56:37 PM
You know who are the worst tippers on the planet? Germans. Seriously. Whether I was selling frozen lemonade as a kid or serving them drinks at a bar. Worst. Tippers. Ever. (On the rare occasion they actually tipped.)

It made watching the History Channel even more fun when it was the Hitler Channel because you got to watch them getting blown up over and over and over...

But, I digress... I think WacArnolds was much more offensive to white people because they made it appear as if we had no rhythm:

OK, maybe they have a point
 
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