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IndyRick

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"Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 3:37 PM (permalink)
Just curious to hear of some of the "themed" fast food restuarants in your area. I always enjoy visiting them.

In Richmond Indiana, there's a railroad themed McDonald's, that has, on their lot, a Caboose that they've turned into a dining area. Way cool.

There's a McDonald's in SPringfield, MO, that has 4 or 5 "themed" dining rooms....the waterfall room, etc etc. It used to bill itself as the "World's Busiest McDonald's" but I doubt that's the case anymore.

Of course, the MickeyD's in Indianapolis with the Grand Piano on a raised stage....

I'd be curious to hear about some fast food themed restaurants in your area...I'm always up for a road trip LOL
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 4:03 PM (permalink)
    Wow! I've never heard of a "themed" McDonald's, or any other fast-food place.
     
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      chriscubva

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      RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 4:11 PM (permalink)
      There is a Patsy Cline themed McDonalds in Winchester, Virginia. Not only are there pics of the country music great all over the place but they have a large juke box that plays her music as well. Its been awhile since I ate there ( maybe 2 years ) so I would imagine the theme is still there, even though I did hear a rumor awhile back that the McDonalds was going to "cut back" on the Patsy Cline theme.
       
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        mayor al

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        RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 4:12 PM (permalink)
        In Barstow CA The McDonalds has 4 passenger railcars that have been converted into FF eating areas. These are NOT Victoria Station type of table service dining cars, but they are full of the usual FF tables and permanent mount chairs, with the usual McDonalds order/pickup area in the center of the 4 cars. They draw quite a crowd as Barstow is where I-40 begins as it branches off of I-15, and also it is about the halfway point between L A and Las Vegas. Barstow has been a major rail hub for the Santa Fe (now BNSF) Railway for over 100 years.
         
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          PepperPhil

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          RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 5:07 PM (permalink)
          In Hohenwald Tn, the Mc donald's had welcome and exit signs in German...
          Thier decor didn't match thou it's 1950's with pictures of maryln Monroe and the like....
           
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            PepperPhil

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            RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 5:08 PM (permalink)
            In Florence Alabama, the Mc Donalds has local UNA (University Of Northern Alabama) sports pictures and memorabilia.
             
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              PepperPhil

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              RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 5:09 PM (permalink)
              In Columbia, Tn the Mc Donald's has a car theme... everything on the walls from hubcaps, front grills, and tons of model cars abound....
               
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                PepperPhil

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                RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 5:11 PM (permalink)
                Downtown Chicago Il has the Rock and Roll Mc Donald's.... tons of 50's memorabilia and even a 1950's car in the dining room... Oh yeah thier delivery vehicle is a Nomad Station Wagon
                 
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                  PepperPhil

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                  RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 5:13 PM (permalink)
                  Can you tell i've eaten at a lot of Mc Donalds
                   
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                    PepperPhil

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                    RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 5:15 PM (permalink)
                    The Burger King In Columbia Tn, the one near I 65 has a Nascar theme.... Pictures on the walls, and model cars....

                    This is only one of the few BK's that I have seen with a theme thou....

                    Oh yeah this one is also sharing the building with a Gas station....
                     
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                      PepperPhil

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                      RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 5:18 PM (permalink)
                      The Mc Donald's on Music Valley drive, Nashville has a Country Western Music theme,, It even has a Radio tower. This is the only Mc Donald's that I have seen with a gift shop in it where you can but T-shirts and tourist souvineer's
                       
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                        ChiTownDiner

                        RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 5:29 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by PepperPhil

                        Downtown Chicago Il has the Rock and Roll Mc Donald's.... tons of 50's memorabilia and even a 1950's car in the dining room... Oh yeah thier delivery vehicle is a Nomad Station Wagon


                        The Chicago Rock 'n' Roll McDonalds was billed as one of the busiest and largest grossing in the country. It was recently torn down and rebuilt with a few of the photos included on this link. I beleive it's open 24 hours. http://www.lynnbecker.com/repeat/Schlock/rocknroll.htm
                         
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                          PepperPhil

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                          RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 7:19 PM (permalink)
                          Those are some great photos ChiTownDiner........thank you......
                           
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                            Rowsdower98

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                            RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Sun, 02/11/07 8:57 PM (permalink)
                            Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's makes me think of the Wesley Willis song of the same name.
                             
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                              Rt66Mike

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                              RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Mon, 02/12/07 6:55 AM (permalink)
                              There is a Rock and Roll Hardee's complete with a jukebox in St. Peters, MO. I think there is also still a Hollywood themed McDonalds in Crestwood, as well.
                               
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                                Ashphalt

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                                RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Mon, 02/12/07 9:23 AM (permalink)
                                I think most of our McDonalds have a "dump" theme. In downtown Boston, they have a "skid row" theme with live entertainment.
                                 
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                                  ScreamingChicken

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                                  RE: "Themed" fast food restaurants Tue, 02/13/07 2:46 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by PepperPhil
                                  Downtown Chicago Il has the Rock and Roll Mc Donald's.... tons of 50's memorabilia and even a 1950's car in the dining room... Oh yeah thier delivery vehicle is a Nomad Station Wagon
                                  There's one like that in Rice Lake WI, too...at least there used to be; I haven't stopped there for at least 6 or 7 years.

                                  Beef-A-Roo is a local Rockford, IL-area chain that's been around for a long time and features several different themes/styles: http://www.beefaroo.com/findaroo.html, http://www.beefaroo.com/history.html.

                                  Brad
                                   
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