Older KFC Locations

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Post by tesg » 26 Apr 2009 14:39

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.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » 10 Jun 2009 19:07

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.

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Post by Buckethead » 16 Dec 2011 16:42

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.

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Post by Buckethead » 16 Dec 2011 16:53

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.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » 03 Jan 2012 17:22

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?

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Post by winndixiepublix » 18 Feb 2015 13:41

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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Post by cjd » 14 Oct 2018 18:34

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.

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Post by pontiac59 » 05 Apr 2019 22:41

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.

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Post by TW-Upstate NY » 07 Apr 2019 16:16

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.
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Post by storewanderer » 23 Jun 2019 15:06

KFC in Cranbrook, BC still has the old bucket sign. Probably the 80's version of that sign.
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Post by Andrew T. » 23 Jun 2019 15:33

storewanderer wrote:
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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.
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Post by Groceteria » 23 Jun 2019 23:04

I meant to post this one earlier. Main Street East in Hamilton, Ontario. It also has an "updated" bucket.

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Post by Andrew T. » 07 Jul 2019 13:16

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.
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Post by the506 » 30 Apr 2020 23:14

KFC in Canada had no corporate connection to the US for about 20 years. Colonel Sanders sold off the company in the rest of the world in the 60s but kept the Canadian operations, and even moved to Toronto for a while. The architecture and menu evolved completely separately, and to this day the Canadian menu is drastically different from the US. After the Colonel died, PepsiCo reunited the two operations. The design in the last 2 posts was very common in Canada, but it was strictly a Canadian thing.

They kept the 60s-era bucket (with the red stripe on the bottom) in Canada as late as ~1983, and I know of at least a handful of locations that kept them into this century. The locations in Port Elgin ON and Yellowknife NWT are both gone now, but they both had the 60s buckets long enough to make Google Streetview. Franchisee requirements to my knowledge did not mandate renovations, so a lot of old signage remains to this day, and it's only been in the past 4-5 years the chain has made a concerted effort to force franchisees to update them. A lot have simply closed instead.

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