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The Original Menu Of Your Favorite Fast Food Chains Will Make You Seriously Hungry

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If there's anything we all have in common, it's our love for fast food.

Even the faint smell of our favorite fast food chain takes us down memory lane.

Before these menus consisted of dozens of options, they were simple in design and cheaper than you could ever imagine. If you grew up in that era, you probably miss that authentic fast food experience.

Here are 10 photos of the original menus of some of the most popular fast food chains in the U.S. The prices will shock you!

1. McDonald's

What a classic. The menu only consisted of less than a dozen items, which included burgers, fries, shakes, and other popular beverages. It wasn't until the late '60s that the Big Mac was introduced nationwide, and a decade later the Happy Meal made its debut, and a few years after that there was the Chicken McNugget.

Imagine walking into a McDonald's and paying 15 cents for a beef burger.

2. A&W

I don't know what looks better, the food or the prices. The first A&W drive-in restaurant opened in the 1920s in California and featured a long list of sandwiches and drinks.

3. KFC

The man responsible for the Original Recipe of 11 herbs and spices in the '40s started off with a simple menu. The menu above is most likely from the 1960s, the time when the fast food chain added buckets full of fried chicken. It's nice to see not much has changed, and the things that have changed have made the food at KFC even better.

4. Wendy's

This isn't Wendy's first menu when it opened in 1969, but it was one of the most loved menus at the time. The fast food chain was the first to launch a 99 cent value menu in 1989, until Burger King and McDonald's followed suit.

The menus of these next ones will make you hungry!

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