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11 Nostalgic Photos To Remind You Of How Much McDonald's Has Changed Over The Years

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Last year, McDonald's introduced new cups, sandwich boxes, and packaging for their takeout bags. The new paper bags feature the iconic Golden Arches as well as "McDonald's" written in large bold letters, a noticeable departure from their previously white packaging.

"The new look is simple, fresh and consistent with our vision to be a modern and progressive burger company," McDonald's spokewoman Becca Harry said.

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While the fast food giant is just trying to get in with the times, the introduction of the new packaging had some fans missing the way they once looked.

Since the chain was founded in 1955, they have implemented a ton of changes, so if you're ready to bask in some McDonald's nostalgia, here are 11 photos that show the evolution of the fast food restaurant's takeout packaging:

1. 1955-1961

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When McDonald's was first launched in 1955, the packaging featured a mascot holding a sign that read "custom built hamburgers" and "I'm speedier."

2. 1961

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The mascot was traded for a simple design that inspired the Golden Arches logo as we've come to know it today.

3. 1970

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The fast food chain introduced hamburger boxes in the 1970s.

4. 1983-1990

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If you were around in the 80s, then you will most likely remember the Styrofoam packages that were used for the burgers. They also started to expand their breakfast menu.

5. 1990-1993

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The brown paper bags that every 90s kid is familiar with were introduced at the start of the decade.

The company changed their design again in the mid-90s...

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