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Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 26 Apr 2009 14:39
by tesg
tkaye wrote: I have to admit that the Everett KFC was the first time I'd ever seen a sign reminding customers that "HEALTH DEPT. REGULATIONS REQUIRE THE USE OF A NEW PLATE WITH EACH TRIP TO THE BUFFET." At the time, I thought that would be common sense, but I've seen similar signs in other places since then, so it's apparently not!
Several states actually require these signs to be posted by law.

Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 10 Jun 2009 19:07
by TenPoundHammer
tesg wrote:
tkaye wrote: I have to admit that the Everett KFC was the first time I'd ever seen a sign reminding customers that "HEALTH DEPT. REGULATIONS REQUIRE THE USE OF A NEW PLATE WITH EACH TRIP TO THE BUFFET." At the time, I thought that would be common sense, but I've seen similar signs in other places since then, so it's apparently not!
Several states actually require these signs to be posted by law.
I think our KFC has those signs. I know I've seen similar signs at Big Boy and Ponderosa.

Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 16 Dec 2011 16:42
by Buckethead
Speaking of old KFCs, in Turlock in1980 there was a KFC between 2 houses in a residential neighborhood! Bizarre & god only knows how they got a permit for it or why they thought it was a good idea. Dad laughed when we went there, and rightfully so.

Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 16 Dec 2011 16:53
by Buckethead
Also remember the buffets in MO back in 93-94. Menu was expanded during this era as they had zucchini & other non menu items. Delicious & cheap but like others said, fast food chains not really capable of maintaining a buffet for obvious reasons.

Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 03 Jan 2012 17:22
by TenPoundHammer
Buckethead wrote:Speaking of old KFCs, in Turlock in1980 there was a KFC between 2 houses in a residential neighborhood! Bizarre & god only knows how they got a permit for it or why they thought it was a good idea. Dad laughed when we went there, and rightfully so.
Where in Turlock was this?

Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 18 Feb 2015 13:41
by winndixiepublix
I can remember a KFC on Community and Military Trail in West Palm Beach, FL. That location was remodeled in 2006 before it had the 80's style look

and there is one on 45th and Broadway in West Palm Beach, FL. That KFC still has that older look and not in the greatest neighborhood.

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Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 14 Oct 2018 18:34
by cjd
There is one of the older locations in the town south of me with the red metal roof and I think beige brick. It had the Colonel logo on the square cupola on top. It has since closed, it was a poor operation and looked closed even when it was still in business. It's just sitting empty now and the red and white striped roof on the cupola is missing.

Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 05 Apr 2019 22:41
by pontiac59
North Syracuse, NY there is one, 610 N. Main Street (RT 11). KFC moved to a new structure a ways down the road and this sat unaltered for years. Eventually a Papa John's franchise moved in and they first added a new front roof in green, later remodeling the front portion with siding, new windows and door. Then they closed; it became an independent pizza shop for a short time, and now sits vacant.

As for the KFC, they closed the replacement, and after sitting empty 3 or 4 years it became a Popeyes.

Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 07 Apr 2019 16:16
by TW-Upstate NY
267 N. Main St Gloversville, NY. Closed as a KFC in the very early '90's and was then a very short lived chicken and ribs place and eventually became a Chinese restaurant which closed some time ago. Just took this earlier this afternoon so this is how the building currently stands.

Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 23 Jun 2019 15:06
by storewanderer
KFC in Cranbrook, BC still has the old bucket sign. Probably the 80's version of that sign.

Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 23 Jun 2019 15:33
by Andrew T.
storewanderer wrote:
23 Jun 2019 15:06
KFC in Cranbrook, BC still has the old bucket sign. Probably the 80's version of that sign.
Yep. It is!

Canada in general seems to be a goldmine for older KFC signage and unremodelled KFC locations. This utter time capsule of the 1970s (or 1960s?) is in London, Ontario:
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Also note the "Scott's Chicken Villa" byline. Scott's was the franchiser in Canada up to the 1980s.

A few other pre-1990s oldies seen in my travels of the last two years:

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London, Ontario.

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Bowmanville, Ontario.

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Newmarket, Ontario.

If you look closely, the Colonel has a detailed depiction on the Bowmanville bucket and the more usual, stylized depiction on the Newmarket bucket. I suspect the portrait changed in 1987 when Scott's was bought by PepsiCo, and conformity between the US and Canadian operations was swiftly imposed.

Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 23 Jun 2019 23:04
by Groceteria
I meant to post this one earlier. Main Street East in Hamilton, Ontario. It also has an "updated" bucket.

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Re: Older KFC Locations

Posted: 07 Jul 2019 13:16
by Andrew T.
Here's yet another Canadian relic much like the one in Hamilton: 5 Mill Street West in Tilbury, Ontario; one of the many places subsumed into Chatham-Kent. This one had the added bonus of a faded '80s side sign, and an early '90s bucket.