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(Boing Boing)   Disfranchised Pittsburgh McDonald's demolished instantly, avoiding fate of disfranchised Pittsburgh Burger King which lingered for months   (boingboing.net) divider line
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1633 clicks; posted to Business » on 17 Jul 2020 at 3:33 PM (20 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-07-17 1:49:09 PM  
Heh!   I remember the disfranchised BK in South Side.   LOL!  Always wondered why they were...slightly off from the other BKs.
 
2020-07-17 3:40:30 PM  
How does anything "ass-disappear?"
 
2020-07-17 3:43:36 PM  

wyldkard: How does anything "ass-disappear?"


Caloric restriction and increased exercise.
 
2020-07-17 4:28:20 PM  
Reminds me of the Denny's in San Francisco. It closed up and was replaced by "New Danny's" for a while until that closed too.
 
2020-07-17 4:41:24 PM  
previously...

it looked like this
 
2020-07-17 4:41:50 PM  
"The legendary "Open Sauce" Burger King of Pittsburgh continued in business for some time until local reporters cottoned on and ruined it for everyone:"

And that's why I read Fark.
 
2020-07-17 4:41:58 PM  
Probably hoping somebody sets it on fire
 
2020-07-17 4:43:12 PM  

IDisME: previously...

it looked like this


That's a rather minimalist Playland
 
2020-07-17 4:53:19 PM  
A BK closed a mile from me about a year ago.  All the branding on the building and sign are gone but it's obviously a BK building.  I'm waiting for it to become a cell phone store which seems to happen to all former FF locations around here.  McD's probably doesn't want that happening to their former buildings.
 
2020-07-17 4:56:14 PM  
It closed in January so 6 months is instantly?

I gotta let my boss know what instantly means!

/Sorry McD's, Atlanta Wendy's has you beat by far
 
2020-07-17 4:56:19 PM  
Apparently this is a rule with McDonalds franchises: once they close, the building has to come down immediately so that a competitor doesn't snag it.
 
2020-07-17 4:57:07 PM  

Billy Liar: IDisME: previously...

it looked like this

That's a rather minimalist Playland


Sure is....
 
2020-07-17 4:57:49 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: It closed in January so 6 months is instantly?


Well, when you factor in COVID-19 and the regular demo permitting process, yeah, this pretty much happened overnight.
 
2020-07-17 5:27:13 PM  
That checks out.  In my experience, McDonalds tends to leave all at once right away, while Burger King usually lingers for a while.

/ I'm sorry.  I'll see myself out now.
// Narrator: He was, in fact, not sorry.
/// Wanted to work a "demolished" joke into that, but gave up.
 
2020-07-17 5:32:07 PM  
This is the fast food equivalent to an airline painting over their logo after a crash.
 
2020-07-17 6:20:36 PM  
How can a McDonald's vote in the first place?
 
2020-07-17 7:22:33 PM  
Around here, it's supposed to become a Mexican restaurant.
 
2020-07-17 8:23:29 PM  
They don't want their brand showing up in some urban decay video
 
2020-07-17 8:50:56 PM  
Same thing happened in a local town where I used to live.  That way when people are looking to do a negative report about mcdonalds, there isn't any footage of an abandoned mcdonalds lying around.
 
2020-07-17 10:31:56 PM  

AcneVulgaris: They don't want their brand showing up in some urban decay video


Like this? https://youtu.be/_3VT4BC_T2U
 
2020-07-17 10:34:24 PM  
 
2020-07-17 10:47:31 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Apparently this is a rule with McDonalds franchises: once they close, the building has to come down immediately so that a competitor doesn't snag it.


There's one here in MD that's been standing for a while after the McDs moved to a new one further up the road. Still there, and still for sale.
 
2020-07-17 11:45:20 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Apparently this is a rule with McDonalds franchises: once they close, the building has to come down immediately so that a competitor doesn't snag it.


No, it isn't.

There are two abandoned McDonald's locations within 5 miles of my home.  They were simply re-purposed, with one having been vacant for the better part of the past 15 years.
 
2020-07-18 10:02:35 PM  

mactheknife: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Apparently this is a rule with McDonalds franchises: once they close, the building has to come down immediately so that a competitor doesn't snag it.

No, it isn't.

There are two abandoned McDonald's locations within 5 miles of my home.  They were simply re-purposed, with one having been vacant for the better part of the past 15 years.


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