"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
I miss simple menus like this. In-n-out's still basically is, but everywhere else there are so many options and so many pictures, I just get overwhelmed.
Among items and ideas not displayed on the menu: - no happy meals (or any kind of meal) - more flavors of shakes than soda (the orangeade was non-carbonated)- every burger was grilled within 5 minutes of the customer's order- no breakfast menu- no drive-through service
if you don't consider 46 years not so long ago, then sure. Wow look at the price points on some of the items. It would cost me a buck fifty-one for a milk share, large fries and royale with cheese. of course the thing people leave out when they say "that would only cost $1.51 in X year" is what was that in today's dollars? Probably not the almost $10 you'd spend today but perhaps closer than we think.
If you go to the link I provided ("some relevant discussion here"), you can find some inflation-adjusted numbers, including comparative minimum wages. In the early 1970s I was earning about $2.00/hour.
I believe this would have been about the time that Steve Martin, then just starting out as a comedian, led an entire audience out of the club where he was performing--none other than Nashville's legendary Exit/In--and down the street to McDonald's where he ordered three hundred burgers then abruptly changed it to one order of fries.That McDonald's is now gone and I believe what's in its place is a Krispy Kreme, so one could say the menu has really changed.