These Before-And-After Photos Show How Much Fast Food Has Changed
To stay competitive, fast-food chains across America have to revamp their menus and re-design their stores almost as quickly as they prepare their food.
These days, top chains are doing everything possible to stay current and keep their customers coming back. That includes adding mobile ordering, self-service kiosks, and even alcohol at some locations.
Take a look at how some of America’s most popular chains have evolved over the years:
McDonald’s packaging has gone through noticeable changes over the years. This is what it looked like in 1955, complete with its old mascot.
Ronald McDonald made his first appearance in 1963, and he has been around ever since.
McDonald’s is continuing to make changes in order to turn its business around.
Here’s a Burger King Express in Valdez, Alaska in 1989.
Today, Burger King is launching multiple initiatives to compete in the latest fast-food wars and testing various different products, including the “Whopperito,” its very own take on a burrito, which was launched in 2016.
This is the first-ever Wendy’s. It opened in Columbus, Ohio in 1969.
This is the interior of the original Wendy’s location. It closed its doors in 2007.
In 1970, Wendy’s pioneered the first drive-thru window. It had a separate grill for quick service.
This is the original design and logo of Taco Bell, which was founded in 1962.
55 years later, the chain has expanded to offer upscale dining at its four new “Cantina” restaurants, which also serve alcohol.
Here is a retro Kentucky Fried Chicken in Marietta, Georgia.
Colonel Sanders has been the face of KFC since it was founded in 1952.
Here’s an old KFC “realistic play food” toy kit.
KFC has been rolling out a new design. The brand began testing the renovated restaurants in 2014, and 70% of the brand’s 4,500 restaurants will be updated by the end of 2017.
Source: Business Insider
The original Dunkin’ Donuts was founded in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1950 .
Today, there are more than 11,300 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants worldwide. 8,500 of these are in the US.
The first Dairy Queen opened in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois.
77 years later, Dairy Queen still curls the top of its ice cream cones.
In 2016, Business Insider reported that there were 1.3 million drink combinations available at the chain, with lots of different flavors of slushes, shakes, Sonic Blasts, and other beverages on sale.
Source: Business Insider