McDonald’s Menu, Circa 1973

Mcdonald's Circa 1979

I used foodtimeline.org to narrow down the year. More 1970s McDonald’s here.

7 Responses to “McDonald’s Menu, Circa 1973”


  1. 1 Will Errickson April 23, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Have you seen this McDonald’s training video from 1972? It’s one of my most favorite things I’ve ever found on the internet!

  2. 4 narvo April 23, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    There’s something unnerving about that character on the left. Maybe it’s just ‘coz I saw The Babadook last night (which was well done, btw imo).

    Anyways, the prices on the board piqued my curiosity, so I did some research and found out that the average U.S. hourly wage was $4.08 in April of ’73. A $.65 Big Mac wasn’t too bad then, being roughly 16% an hour’s pay. It’s still relatively cheaper to today’s $4.80 cost of a Big Mac, which is almost a quarter of the average hourly wage today ($20.86).

    Source: http://www.data360.org/dsg.aspx?Data_Set_Group_Id=773&count=all


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