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40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed


A lot of us like to sneak in a cheeky visit to McDonald’s every once in a while. The jury’s still out whether it’s the tasty junk food or our childhood nostalgia that keeps us coming back. Again. And again. Whether you’re a McDonald’s fan or you steer clear of it, you can’t deny that the chain’s restaurants had style and energy in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

We've got a wave of nostalgia ready for you with this list of pictures from McDonald’s several decades ago, so scroll down, upvote your faves, and share what you remember about the restaurant from your childhoods, dear Pandas.

We hope that we won’t make you too hungry! When you’re done with this list, check out r/nostalgia who constantly update their collection of photos that give us that bittersweet (or is that sweet and sour?) feeling of nostalgia.

When Ronald Mcdonald Had His Own “Gang” Of Fast Food Fanatics

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

McDonald's Burger Seats

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Mcdonalds Fried Apple Pies With The Bubbly, Crispy Outside

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

You wouldn’t mix up a photo of an old-timey McDonald’s interior with any other fast food restaurant. Nobody else had the same combination of cheeseburger seats, chunky plastic toys, and a loveable colorful cast of characters: from Ronald McDonald and Grimace to the Hamburgler and Mayor McCheese.

McDonald’s has changed a whole bunch over the years. Some might like the modern look, but a bunch of us would love it if the chain went back to its old playful aesthetic. Even if that’s not possible, we’d settle for a time machine so that we can grab one last old-school Happy Meal.

McDonald's Toys From 1987

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Check Out This Awesome McDonald's High Chair I Got At The Flea Market Today

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

The Floor Of Every 90s McDonald's

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

It’s not just the interior and exterior of McDonald’s that’s changed. The food’s way different, too. If you think that McDonald’s fries tasted better when you were young, it’s not just your nostalgia talking. In 1992, the chain changed how they made them. They switched from beef tallow to vegetable oil.

Let’s not forget how darn awesome McDonald’s Happy Meal toys used to be. I’ve still got my collection proudly displayed on my shelf. Now, whenever I go grab a burger at McD’s and glance at their toy display, I feel a bit disappointed. Either the toys aren’t as cool as before or I grew up.

These Cookies From McDonald's!!!

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

I See Your McDonald's Ashtray And Raise You My McDonald's Coke Spoons, Er, Coffee Stirrers

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

McDonald's Birthday Parties... Complete With Ash Trays On The Tables For A Good Smoke After A Happy Meal

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Finally, let’s remember just how amazing birthday parties at McDonald’s used to be. They were all the rage when I was growing up and they had a bit of everything. We’re pretty sure that kids have a lot of fun celebrating their birthdays at McDonald’s even now, but there’s just something missing. Or that could be the nostalgia talking.

McDonald's Seasonal Happy Meal Buckets

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Ronald Mcdonald Bench That Was Popular Around McDonald's Establishments Until Sometime Around The Early 2000s

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Our Mcdonalds Hasn’t Changed Since I Was Little

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

These Batman Forever Cups From Mcdonalds

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Sometimes You'd Get It At School Events Or Sports Games, Delivered In This Big Yellow Cooler

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

This Mcdonalds Tray Liner From The 1990s

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

McDonald's Garfield Mugs

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Styrofoam McDonald's Containers

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Back In The Day McDonald's Playground

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

McDonald's Drive Thru Menu In The 80s

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Who Remembers When McDonald's Playland Looked Like This? Memories...

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Mcdonald’s Twist Cones

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

The Mcsalad Shaker From Mcdonalds

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

McDonald's Teenie Beanie Babies

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Mcdonald’s Happy-Meal Transformers. When Mcdonald’s Was Considered A Treat. Thanks Mom!

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

90s Mcdonalds Plates

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Tiny Toons Flip Cars - McDonald's Toys

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Ronald Mcdonald Hand Puppet From '76

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

These Mcdonalds Halloween Chicken Nugget Toys

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

These Old Amber Glass Ashtrays That Everyone Had (Including McDonald's!)

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Did Any One Else Collect The “Disney Video Masterpiece” Toys From Mcdonald’s ?

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Those Food-Shaped Chairs From The Mcdonalds Kids Playrooms In The Mid 90s

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Mcdonalds Gift Certificates. They Were The Golden Tickets Of Trick Or Treating

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Does Anybody Remember When Walmart Had Mcdonald’s And The Ronald Mcdonald Bench?

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

McDonald's Back In The Day Had More Charm

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

McDonald's Playground

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Fisher Price Mcdonald’s Play Toys

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Birthday Parties At Mcdonald’s

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Super Mario Bros. 3 McDonald's Happy Meal

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

Mcdonalds 2000 Glasses

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed

McDonald's Dinosaur Hand Puppets

40 Photos Of McDonald's From The '80s And '90s To Show How Things Have Changed


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