Fast Food Blogs

On a recent road trip, I got to thinking about the distinctive shape of some signs and how they easily tell the observer, from miles away, what is in store at the next offramp.  Take this picture for instance:

fast food freeway signs

Here we see three signs.  A distinctive star shape on the left, then a square, then some curious arches in the distance.  What could these be?  The first and third, I would say, are pretty obvious.  Carl's Jr. and sister chain Hardee's have a signature star, sometimes shown at a slight angle, but nevertheless distinctive.  McDonald's is the master of iconic signage.  Not much to say about the "golden arches" except that you can spot them from so far away that every other chain can only hope people will get off looking for McDonald's and then change their minds at the last minute.

That leaves the one in the middle.  Poor old Burger King.  Boring boxy square signs, re-purposed from the old square logo to the new round logo without changing the sign's shape, but newer round signs aren't any better.  What does a circle say about Burger King?  Nothing.  Why can't their signs be crown-shaped?  Who else has that?  If I was miles away and saw a star, a crown and some arches in the distance, Burger King might enter the discussion with my passengers about where to stop for lunch.  As it stands, that square/circle could be anything.  Even a gas station.

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Providing fast food blogs, menus, locations and other information for over80 major chains

Since 2000, Fast Food Source has been the premier independent site dedicated to fast food lovers, offering fast food restaurant menus, and nutrition information, as well as fast food blogs, articles, forums, and fast food industry news. We offer fast food location information for over 50 cities and more than 80 fast food chains.

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