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(The Sun)   The items on the original McDonald's menu just might surprise you, the prices will blow you away (possible nsfw content on page)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line
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2021-11-01 4:40:17 PM  
Adjusted for inflation, a hamburger was $2.94.
 
2021-11-01 5:40:55 PM  
Prior to 1980, you could afford food and shelter on a very modest income.  Reagan put an end to that.
 
2021-11-01 6:30:24 PM  
No surprise, as I was there.  I remember when the McDouble was introduced. On rare occasions, when things were really busy, you would get a McDouble, having paid for a hamburger. With six kids and only my dad working for wages, McDs was the only place we could go to to eat out.  A&W was strictly for the root beer, everything else was too expensive.

"Two burgers, fries, a shake, and change back from your dollar."  That was after they raised their prices!
 
2021-11-01 6:56:36 PM  
"We use U. S. Government inspected Beef. ONLY"
 
2021-11-01 7:01:33 PM  
I for one am very surprised that McDonald's original menu included hamburgers, cheeseburgers, coca-cola and shakes. Who could have imagined such a thing?!
 
2021-11-01 7:01:34 PM  

natazha: No surprise, as I was there.  I remember when the McDouble was introduced. On rare occasions, when things were really busy, you would get a McDouble, having paid for a hamburger. With six kids and only my dad working for wages, McDs was the only place we could go to to eat out.  A&W was strictly for the root beer, everything else was too expensive.

"Two burgers, fries, a shake, and change back from your dollar."  That was after they raised their prices!


In the 70s my mother and father would bring us there and just spend money on burgers and fries, we always brought Supermarket soda with us.
Good times growing up when we had McDonald's
 
2021-11-01 7:31:05 PM  

Luse: I for one am very surprised that McDonald's original menu included hamburgers, cheeseburgers, coca-cola and shakes. Who could have imagined such a thing?!


Especially considering the incredible amount of research and media on the subject. What's next, are they going to tell us about some obscure milkshake mixer salesman? I know it's The Sun, but good grief.
 
2021-11-01 11:32:36 PM  
I remember the orange drink they used to have when I was a kid. I liked it. Then when I was older that went away and replaced with Hi-C, and then that went away and was replaced by nothing because people suck.

The food was cheap but think about what you got. The hamburger was the same 10-to-a-pound patty on the bun that costs maybe a dollar now, an order of fries was today's small, and the soda was 8 ounces. And that was considered a good sized lunch in 1955. If we still ate like that now, obesity wouldn't be a thing.
 
2021-11-01 11:40:45 PM  

pdieten: I remember the orange drink they used to have when I was a kid. I liked it. Then when I was older that went away and replaced with Hi-C, and then that went away and was replaced by nothing because people suck.

The food was cheap but think about what you got. The hamburger was the same 10-to-a-pound patty on the bun that costs maybe a dollar now, an order of fries was today's small, and the soda was 8 ounces. And that was considered a good sized lunch in 1955. If we still ate like that now, obesity wouldn't be a thing.


Hi-C has returned
 
2021-11-01 11:47:50 PM  

JuicePats: pdieten: I remember the orange drink they used to have when I was a kid. I liked it. Then when I was older that went away and replaced with Hi-C, and then that went away and was replaced by nothing because people suck.

The food was cheap but think about what you got. The hamburger was the same 10-to-a-pound patty on the bun that costs maybe a dollar now, an order of fries was today's small, and the soda was 8 ounces. And that was considered a good sized lunch in 1955. If we still ate like that now, obesity wouldn't be a thing.

Hi-C has returned


I was not aware of that. Thank you
 
2021-11-01 11:47:52 PM  
I've always wanted to see a good photo of a real 1950's McDonald's meal to compare to the reality of today's McDonalds meal.  Like what people actually received over the counter.
 
2021-11-02 12:19:16 AM  

Easy Reader: I've always wanted to see a good photo of a real 1950's McDonald's meal to compare to the reality of today's McDonalds meal.  Like what people actually received over the counter.


It was a Happy Meal without the toy.
 
2021-11-02 8:28:35 AM  

pdieten: If we still ate like that now, obesity wouldn't be a thing.


A classic McDonald's cheeseburger, a small order of fries in the paper sack, and a couple of cigarettes and you'd be full.

The Nation may not have been 100% healthy, but we were skinny.
 
2021-11-02 5:28:26 PM  
Pffft. In Milwaukee, growing up as a kid, the local chain of George Webb Hamburger Parlors (which still exist) would run ads in the Saturday evening Milwaukee Journal "Green Sheet" (comics section) with a coupon for eleven hamburgers for $1.00 (eventually, it was reduced to 7 for a buck). Many a night we would grab a bag and drive to the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan (a few blocks from Downer Ave.) and have dinner on a bench. One of the few good memories I have from my childhood (although Mom and Dad were not why it was unpleasant... 'nuff said).

George Webb's still to this day have the best hashbrowns on the planet...and I have sampled many, trust me.
 
2021-11-03 12:54:35 AM  
And none of the items had HFC syrup. Ah, the good old days...
 
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