1986 Halloween Dinner Ads

Jen Advertising, Big Boy, Fast Food, KFC, McDonalds, Vintage

Here’s a collection of 3 Halloween food ads from 1986; Frisch’s Big Boy, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and McDonald’s featuring the Halloween pumpkin Happy Meal!

Every 80’s and 90’s kid knows the McDonald’s Halloween pails were originally McBoo, McGoblin, and McPunk’n, but I found an interesting ad from the Dover Times Reporter in New Philadelphia, Ohio, published in 1975. It invites kids to come into McDonald’s on Halloween night to meet Hamburgler and… MCBOO. WHO IS MCBOO? How did you get to meet him 10 years before the launch of his namesake bucket? There’s an illustration of Hamburgler… but McBoo has been left to the ages and our imaginations.