It’s fair to say that in this day and age, we love a good throwback photo. Pictures from the past often stir up memories and can remind us of a happier or more simple time.
People from all over the UK and the US on Reddit’s Nostalgia forum have shared an abundance of old McDonald’s images from the 80s and 90s, meaning there’s now a good collection of them to browse through.
McDonald’s lovers have really enjoyed taking a walk down memory lane looking back at everything from old restaurant interiors, play areas, branded items and food packaging from the past.
We’ve rounded up some of the best posts below for you to take a look at – how many of the things do you remember from back then?
One user reminded us all of the burger-shaped stools the chain used to have as well as chairs shaped like packets of fries.
“I completely forgot about this,” commented someone.
Another said: “Our local McDonald’s had this giant cheeseburger you could climb on. I loved to sit on top of it and look around.”
A third recalled: “Those were the days!!!”
A different user posted a photo of old McDonald’s high chairs, with images of Ronald McDonald going on a hot air balloon adventure with all his pals.
Others shared snaps of McDonald’s ash trays – from the days when it was legal to smoke in restaurants.
There were also pictures of old McDonald’s packaging on apple pies, the iconic ‘slippery’ flooring from the restaurants in the 90s and McDonald’s outdoor play areas shaped like items of food.
The images were dubbed by one Reddit user as the “holy grail of nostalgia”.
Others shared their disappointment that McDonald’s today looked very different.
“Now we have McCafes. Not so much the Kid-mecca it used to be,” they commented.
A second agreed, writing: “This was when McDonald’s was actually a fun place. It’s trying to be something that it’s not now.”
However some users pointed out that retro-looking McDonald’s restaurants did still exist today, which is exciting!
“The McDonald’s near my dentist’s office still has these with many other styles of McDonald’s character chairs. Even has an outside play pen.”
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