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(WAAY TV)   The signs, they are a changin': Next-to-last original "single-arch" McDonald's marquee disassembled   (waaytv.com) divider line 23
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2008-04-24 12:55:46 AM
Goodbye spatula man.
 
2008-04-24 01:21:50 AM
As much as I dislike McDonalds, I hate to see cool retro stuff like that go away.
 
2008-04-24 03:40:55 AM
FTA:The single arch sign was one of only two such McDonald's markers left in the country. The other one is still standing in Muncie, Ind.

Wrong. We have an original single arch McDonald's about 30 minutes from where I live in Houston, Texas.
 
2008-04-24 05:07:50 AM
currently closed for renovations

Around here that means "They've cleared the site and are building a new store from scratch" because it's just easier that way than trying in to retrofit to meet code.

And that's in Texas.
 
2008-04-24 05:19:44 AM
Two all barf patties special puke lettuce vomit rotting maggots on a 12 year old bun.
 
2008-04-24 05:24:07 AM
wildcardjack: currently closed for renovations

Around here that means "They've cleared the site and are building a new store from scratch" because it's just easier that way than trying in to retrofit to meet code.

And that's in Texas.


In my wonderful little town, they built a new McD's across town, leveled the old one, then put a new one up in its place. In a span of less than two months.

It's surreal. If I didn't actually watch them framing the joint, I'd swear that it came pre-built off the back of a truck.

/Just add substandard food?
 
2008-04-24 06:08:49 AM
No disassemble!
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2008-04-24 07:41:48 AM
The sign was crumbling and the store was even worse. Glad they will re-build but I still won't eat there anymore. They almost never got orders right and the food is terrible.



///drives by it on the way to work
/// stopped too many times in the past
 
2008-04-24 07:43:49 AM
FTA:The single arch sign was one of only two such McDonald's markers left in the country. The other one is still standing in Muncie, Ind.

Wrong. We have an original single arch McDonald's about 30 minutes from where I live in Houston, Texas.

psst. its a McD0nalds. the BIG Maac and chicken McNugets are the best.
 
2008-04-24 07:45:13 AM
Heroic Poser: As much as I dislike McDonalds, I hate to see cool retro stuff like that go away.

I hated McDonald's until I started living in Europe. It has reasonable prices, decent quality and service (and the employees are literate here), and the bathrooms are kept fairly clean.

/Still won't eat at McDonald's when I return to the US.
 
2008-04-24 07:58:51 AM
There is also one in Green Bay, Wis. (intersection of Wis Hwy. 29 and Military Ave.)
From the American Sign Museum
 
2008-04-24 08:13:28 AM
mkiii: Wrong. We have an original single arch McDonald's about 30 minutes from where I live in Houston, Texas.

There's also one in South Jersey. I saw it just the other day, but I can't remember where. I pointed it out to the wife.
 
2008-04-24 08:26:39 AM
This is what passes for farking history in this country? A frikking fast food franchise sign that's all of 50 years old? Jeebus.
 
2008-04-24 09:15:48 AM
They're not detroying it. They're taking it to a sign museum.
 
2008-04-24 09:36:54 AM
As usual, nobody on Fark ever eats at McDonald's.
 
2008-04-24 10:00:31 AM
There's also one in 24 Hwy in Independence, MO. The article FAILS!
 
2008-04-24 10:07:23 AM
I submitted this with a worse headline.

I used to live in Huntsville, and passed that sign a million times. Don't think I ever ate at that McDonald's, though.
 
2008-04-24 10:52:48 AM
There is one in Chico, CA too.
 
2008-04-24 11:09:22 AM
Downey, California for one of the originals.
 
2008-04-24 11:43:48 AM
IIRC, there's one in Joplin, MO.

At least, there was a year or so ago. I finally moved away from that area, thank god.
 
2008-04-24 02:59:38 PM
fo_sho!: This is what passes for farking history in this country? A frikking fast food franchise sign that's all of 50 years old? Jeebus.

this
 
2008-04-24 11:01:50 PM
On a unrelated note from the article, isn't summer pretty much the worst possible time to take a fast food place out of commission for renovation?
 
2008-04-25 07:33:29 PM
MugzyBrown: mkiii: Wrong. We have an original single arch McDonald's about 30 minutes from where I live in Houston, Texas.

There's also one in South Jersey. I saw it just the other day, but I can't remember where. I pointed it out to the wife.


Lawnside i believe. I think there are a few more around here actually too..
 
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