Cheryl "Peaches" Delaney of Englewood, NJ, was working the night shift at a McDonalds in 1974. The 16 year-old high school junior had just been severely reprimanded by her manager, one Arnold McFarland, over her afro hairdo being unprofessional. McFarland gave her an ultimatum of rocking the clown hat or being fired, and Delaney, working to save money for cosmetology school, relented. Hours later, she noticed several of her classmates in the drive-through window, on their way to a party in Lucious Jones's booger-green AMC Pacer. The four of them ordered four hamburgers, and were going to split three orders of fries and two cokes. Peaches, filling the order, and noticing that McFarland had taken his nightly thirty-minute bathroom break, had an epiphany. She locked eyes with LaWanda, who was on fries, and Buddy, who was on the register, and, in a blur of motion, they stuffed 5 jumbo bags with hamburgers, cheeseburgers, French fries, cookies, Apple Pies other items they could find, accepting $1.01 from Lucious Jones as payment. Cheryl "Peaches" Delaney had just invented WHAT WE BLACK FOLK'S Now CALL "The Hook-Up" .