Can you guess how much these items at McDonalds cost in 1972?

Who remembers how much a Big Mac used to be?

 
McDonald's is as American as, well, the apple pie they serve there. Can you guess how much these menu items cost at the nation's largest burger chain in 1972? You might have to dig back deep in your memory to figure it out. Good luck!
  1. Big Mac
  2. Large French Fries
  3. Quarter Pounder with Cheese
  4. Vanilla Milkshake
  5. Coffee
  6. Cheeseburger
  7. Filet-O-Fish
  8. Apple Pie
  9. Ice Cream Cone
  10. Large Coca-Cola

Can you guess how much these items at McDonalds cost in 1972?

Your Result...

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172 Comments

Dysall 2 months ago
7/10. Said that I wasn't concentrating about the costs back then. How could I? I wasn't born in 1972. I was born 1975.
Miss_Kitty 14 months ago
You got 7 out of 10 correct.
Not bad, but not perfect. You probably didn't focus on the cost back then because your parents were paying for it. All you had to do was enjoy the mouth-watering flavors.

McDonalds was date night twice a month in 72 and stationed at Ft Bragg. I always got the filet o fish, fries and a drink....those are the ones I got right (along with a few others)....the ones I missed were items I never got so I just guessed (actually I guessed on most of them lol)
TheFanFromUNCLE 14 months ago
I wasn't born until '77 so I wouldn't have known about these prices. 4/10.
MalachiCrunch 24 months ago
4/10 The only one I had more than a pure guess at was the cheeseburger. There was a Burger Chef within walking distance and I bought my fair share of cheeseburgers from them.

I do want to try a triple ripple cone!
David37643 26 months ago
The 70's were wonderful in many ways, great music, cheap gas, inexpensive fast food..even great TV at times.....it's fun to look back.....
smith927 26 months ago
Born in 1972. Only got 4 outta 10. Oh well. I'm lovin' it!
TheSentinel 27 months ago
Something else to add - thanks to upsizing, a large Coke back in '72 would be today's medium Coke.
TheSentinel 27 months ago
4/10 - was only two years old in '72 so I wouldn't have eaten there then.
327053 27 months ago
4/10. I was not alive in 72 🤷‍♂️
CH65 27 months ago
I was a kid. I wasn't paying attention to the cost of things. And it showed on this quiz: 2 out of 10!
Michael CH65 27 months ago
Isn't it more like you weren't paying? If I had to pay as a kid, I'd be more attentive.

Though, of the things I bought as a kid, I onky remember prices in a vague way. Candy and comic books, I don't even remember buying my own potato chips. How & Why Wonder Books, and Tom Swift Books.
JimmyD 27 months ago
5/10 All guesses. I don't think there was one anywhere near me in 1972.
TheOnlyONE 27 months ago
10/10. Frisch's, Burger Chef and A&W were better.
Lillyrose 27 months ago
4 out of 10. All guesses; I was 2 in 1972.
TheDavBow3 27 months ago
As a teenager, I used to work at a family owned business called Wright's Dairy-Rite. I was a car hop and it was the most fun working there. Served all the usual ice cream favorites as well as burgers, dogs, fries, onion rings, etc.... Home of the Super Burger and "Broasted" Chicken! 🤤 Still in business after 70 years! Hey Mr. Cash!! 😊
TheDavBow3 27 months ago
Missed the coffee, cheeseburger and ice cream cone. Pretty good. All guesses. I was 7. Back then, my hamburgers had to be plain. I have certainly changed my tune now! 😊
JERRY6 27 months ago
never ate there back then A+W was the place to eat with service to the car
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