I also remember the K-Mart cafeterias. We had a Venture store a few blocks away and they had a similar cafeteria that was really good. The Big V burger was one of my favorites.
From the Rice University school paper, 8/30/96:
(Also note the old Domino's ad!)
Wendy's is transitioning away from their "Classic Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Quality is our Recipe" signs to a bland font that simply says, "Wendy's".
I can understand their wanting to make the old logo less noisy, but yeah, the new wordmark really is bland. The new Wendy is nice though.
Arby's used to have those distinctive huge cowboy hats with blinking lights at night, along with the slogan, "Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich is Delicious".
The new wordmark, again, lacks any kind of personality.
Kentucky Fried Chicken calls itself KFC, and has removed most of the buckets from it's signage, and no longer uses, the wonderful slogan, "Finger lickin' Good!"
I don't mind the revised image of the Colonel, but I do think that reducing themselves to a mere acronym and ditching the slogan was a mistake. It looks emptily corporate.
Even McDonald's is downplaying it's Golden Arches on the new stores.
The arches seem prominent enough here. I guess they're going for a slightly more upscale look, but do they think they're fooling anyone? It's McDonald's.
Is the big "M" sign gone now, though? I'm having trouble finding any images of the new stores that show it, and I can't remember the last time I saw one of the new stores myself.
post edited by Ketteract - 2015/03/03 18:23:50