Land the coin, get a free taco
November 10, 2011 11:24 AM Subscribe
At some older fast-food joints and other smaller businesses, there used to be a contraption filled with water that you could insert a coin into, and hope that it'd land on a small platform. If it did, you'd get something from the business, if it didn't, your coin would go towards some charitable cause (I think). Any more details/ideas on what this was called?
posted by Gori Girl to grab bag (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As I recall, I found these in at least one Burger King and several Taco Bell's in the 90's. There would normally be a wheel near the top which you could spin as the coin fell. Sometimes there would be multiple platforms, I think? And normally there'd be some sort of system to allow bubbles to rise through the water, making it harder to land the coin.
My best friend remembers these as well, so I know I'm not just making them up from hazy childhood memories, but I'd love to know what they were called.