Visual History of McDonald’s Clam Shell Packaging

In 1990, McDonald’s gave into demands from the EPA and ceased using their clam shell polystyrene containers to package their food.  I for one have always missed those containers for a variety of reasons, and started feeling nostalgic for them.  Here’s a short and unofficial visual guide to a few of those containers, and a couple of others, for no other reason that I think they are cool to look at, and seeing them brings back a lot of old memories.

Also, check out my post, That Time When McDonald’s Tried to Sell McPasta


Big Breakfast

Big Breakfast Container


Big Mac Container

Big Mac Container

Chicken McNuggets Container

Chicken McNuggets Container


Chicken McNuggets

Chicken McNuggets Container


McDonalds Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Container


McDonalds Coffee Cup

McDonald’s Coffee Cup


McDonalds Coffee Stirrer

McDonald’s Coffee Stirrer


McDonalds Double Cheeseburger

McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger Container


McDonald's Double Fries

Double French Fries Container


McDonalds Egg McMuffin Container

Egg McMuffin Container


Filet O Fish Container

Filet O Fish Container


McChicken Container

McChicken Container



McDLT Container



McRib Container



McDonald’s McPasta


Quarter Pounder

Quarter Pounder Container

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