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McDonalds Original Sign Face Gets A Facelift

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McDonald's outdoor signWith its swooping roof and golden arches, the McDonald’s restaurant in South Bethlehem Pennsylvania contacted Sign Crafters to update their original porcelain panels.

Richard and Maurice McDonald opened their first restaurant on May 15, 1940, in San Bernardino, California. It was called “McDonald’s Barbecue Restaurant.” Ray Kroc joined the company in 1954, and in 1961 he purchased the chain and well, the rest is history.

In 1948 McDonald’s “Speedee” character was developed. To date, it’s not clear when they stopped using “Speedee” however as of 1967 he was no longer part of their sign.

In 1952 McDonald’s was in the market for a new building design that achieved both higher efficiency and eye-catching appearance, and the “golden arches” were born.

With all of this being said, Sign Crafters relationship with McDonald’s began in the 1950’s. At that time, we fabricated our first sign for McDonald’s. We are very proud of our continued relationship with McDonald’s over the years.

Sign Faces, vivid, bright and built for quality

McDonald’s original porcelain panels included neon. We created new sign faces for their sign, the golden arches and of course “Speedee” and we also replaced the neon with LED bulbs.

A quality sign face that represents your business attracts new customers and brings in those who are familiar with your logo and branding. At Sign Crafters, we use only top quality raw materials in our sign face manufacturing processes.

LED is a cost-effective choice for business signs

In addition to new sign faces for the McDonald’s sign, as mentioned we created new LED sign panels for internal illumination replacing the old neon. LED lighting’s advanced technology produces a brilliant light with improved clarity and visibility. Also, LED bulbs can last as long as 100,000 hours, and they require less protection in outdoor settings which equates to better quality and fewer maintenance headaches.

Business sign professionals

From small local businesses and community organizations to large regional and national accounts, Sign Crafters maintains a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, ensuring that our signs are among the finest available.

Our advanced equipment allows us to offer affordable outdoor business signs and wholesale pricing on certain types of signs that we manufacture.

From design to manufacturing and installation, Sign Crafters team of dedicated professionals – committed to making the perfect sign for your business.

Contact Sign Crafters or call (800)742-3655 to learn more about our sign faces and LED Signs today!


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