The McD’s menu has changed so much—do you remember when the Quarter Pounder was new?!
For roughly three-quarters of a century, McDonald’s has been serving burgers and beverages that taste the same in Alaska as they do in Alabama, but the menu has definitely changed over the years. (Hello, $ 1 $ 2 $ 3 Dollar Menu!) Here’s a taste:
Did you know the first McDonald’s menu was barbecue-themed? Yup! The very first McDonald’s restaurant was opened by Dick and Mac McDonald as a car-hop on Fourteenth and E in San Bernardino, California. It offered a barbecue-style menu, and you can see an actual copy of that menu here!
1948: Hamburgers and cheeseburgers
In 1948, in response to what caught on with customers, the McDonald brothers revamped their restaurant as a walk-up hamburger stand. There were only four food items on the menu (plus milk, coffee, and sodas):
- Potato chips
The hamburgers sold for 15 cents, or about half as much as at a sit-down restaurant.