The Pit Drive-In. Searcy AR. Still remembered. Old ad. Compare prices.

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the pit in searcy ar price for chicken big change

Look at this ad from 1970!  The Pit Drive-In was located in Searcy AR on East Race.  It was greatly loved and look at the price of a tub of chicken......$1.49.  Compare that with today and cry.  Many folks went there to get their fried chicken instead of trying to cook it at home.  I wrote a blog about it several years ago.  Let's review it.  Click here to go to that blog.  Be sure to read all the comments while you are there.

Comments (5)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - well, 1970 is 52 years ago but it's also worth remembering that 1918 was 52 years before that.  Kinda puts a lot into perspective.  

Sep 26, 2022 11:23 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a friend. I would love the follow back. Thanks Bill

Sep 26, 2022 01:09 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Gotta love that price, Barbara.  Just the other day I was reminiscing about fast food prices back in the day.  They are no where near those prices today.

Sep 26, 2022 01:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Barbara, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 26, 2022 01:32 PM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Barbara you always have to remember to convert to today's dollars. $1.49 in 1970 dollars is worth $11.37 today!

Sep 26, 2022 06:02 PM