Fast food dining experience

The Wendy’s Solarium was the peak fast food dining room experience. I dare you try to convince me otherwise.

>inb4 nostalgiababies chime in that germ infested McDonald’s/Burger King play places were better

Schizophrenic Conspiracy Theorist Shirt $21.68

Homeless People Are Sexy Shirt $21.68

Schizophrenic Conspiracy Theorist Shirt $21.68

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man, those got HOT. Like eating under a magnifying glass depending on the time of day

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hehe

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I worked at one of these on Las Vegas when I was in high-school over the summer, and it was scorched earth in that area.
      I miss being able to smoke in Wendy's

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can still smoke blunts in the bathroom as long as you tape up the smoke detector.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >FADED THAN A HOE
          >FADED THAN A HOE
          >FADED THAN A HOE
          >FADED THAN A HOE
          >FADED THAN A HOE

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they had a really weird smell

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm in Canada and I want that, but I've never seen one up here, not even the one in the Markham suburbs. Best fastfood dining I had was A&W next to St Clair West station (where the giant Loblaws and the ravine park is)., I like they have a hand-washing station outside, sweet potato fries served in a basket...that was also the first restaurant I ate out in after the covid thing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i ate ur mum out in there too

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bruh, you gonna need to go get tested.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There was at least one like this in Ottawa but someone burned it down a few years ago

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i think there's one in the Sudbury-area

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most of them were renovated before you got here Ahmed.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Dairy Queen in Chatham Ontario has one. My dad took me there after I passed my first driving test. If you are brown, do not come down here.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These looked nice from the outside and inside, but eating under there fricking sucked. On a sunny day it got hot as frick and blinded you.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just wear sunglasses while eating.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Man, those got HOT. Like eating under a magnifying glass depending on the time of day

      >fries an burger are always warm
      I don't see the issu...
      >ordered a frosty
      oh

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember when franchise owners could install custom decorations in the McDonald's dining room.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    does anyone have these still around?
    there is a DQ not too far that has one and the roof is whited out with 3 skylights
    so it doesn't get hot as frick

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My local Burger King still has the solarium even after the modernization.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ahh frick, they tore down the one, in my hometown. Now it's a fricking auto parts store. In a town with 1 stoplight, that was some crazy shit, when it was built in '86.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they tore down the one in palatka near me and now it’s some shitty gray box mattress store looking building. They also had a mcdonalds that was made to look like a 1950s mcdonalds, they fricked that one up in the same manner. You can see here that the arches were structural so they couldn’t remove them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that looks so strange
        I'm surprised they didn't paint the arches white to try and hide them even more

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hello bumfrick floridagay

        how is the st. john's river

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s weird, in my town there is a Wendy’s and a Burger King that have been entirely untouched by corporate updates for over 20 years. There are multiple others in town less than 10 mins away and they all use the modern design, so it’s always been strange that these two have avoided updates for so long. And it’s not that they are in well preserved condition, the Wendy’s still has that awful pink carpet but it also has 30+ years of mileage on it, and the sunroom is in such bad shape they have just permanently roped it off

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe they're owned by different franchisees than the locations that have modernized.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Burger King just bought out it's biggest franchisee (Carroll's) for like a billion dollars. They're going to force all the buildings to modernize.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Will they make Magic Johnson update his stores?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What was the difference with a Magic Burger King?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The ones in Atlanta are in shitty neighborhoods with shitty employees so if you've only been to BKs in nice areas, the difference is shitty service and questionable sanitation.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I went to BK today and there was one employee doing everything

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because there was only one employee on the clock or because everyone was slacking off other than that one employee?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because there was literally only one single person there that worked there.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And old Burger King in my town was just bought by a Chinese fast food chain called Mogee Tea and is advertising bubble tea, wings, and fish. The burger King is from the 1990s and went out of business in the early 2010s, I think it still has a 90s era design.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There is an abandoned Wendy’s near me. It’s empty inside, you can clearly see through the entire thing through the sun room. It’s been that way for 10+ years, no idea why the real estate won’t sell.
      There is also another former Wendy’s, evident by its sunroom still present, that was taken over by a local taco place

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >There is also another former Wendy’s, evident by its sunroom still present, that was taken over by a local taco place
        that place must be gastro.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        break into it and vandalize it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A nearby Burger King has one but it has a building above it.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is moronic but the protection has kept the glass really nice

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hey, that's the Gorham, Maine Burger King! I used to go there all the time as a kid.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it's really sweet when anons recognize certain places they've been to like this. hope those memories where good ones for you.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah the little window nooks were cozy as frick, but at the wrong time of day, the sun's rays get super focused like a magnifying glass.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thanks for the diagram

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thanks for the picture I didn't know how the green house effect works

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Odd that you decided how the greenhouse effect works from an image explaining that it acts like magnifying glass.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's not how optics work.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Still hot as a mf in them things

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These were awful if you lived somewhere with a summer
    >basically a greenhouse which made the whole room an inferno
    >they were designed bad so they leaked in the rain
    >the clear plastic they used for them was shitty and most you saw after a year were frosted over so you couldn’t see out of them yet they still let the sun blaze in
    It was commendable they tried something unique but it wasn’t a good idea

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i live in a hot environment and to be fair, i haven't eaten inside a wendy's in atleast 20 years, but whoever was designing the wendy's was atleast a bit intelligent and they put all the glazing on the north side of the building. No direct sun for most of the year, so it wasn't terrible.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not exactly a fast food joint but the greek place in Jasper has a big ass frickin tree growing all over their solarium and it's cool to sit in there

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember these Wendy’s rooms always being full of fake plants

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t go into fast food places too much, but am I the only one who feels like they are intentionally making them LESS desirable to go in?
    >seats are flat and as hard as possible so they kill your ass
    >big open concept so nowhere you sit has any privacy
    >some are removing drink machines
    Some also have some just moronic ideas like Wendy’s have a full corner that is like a couch or some shit which sounds cool till you remember you are in a poorly cleaned fast food place

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where I'm at most fast food places only operate through ordering online for pickup, drive thru, or door dash.
      You can no longer go in and walk up to the counter and order something. I think it's because they can't find employees because Mormons think that shit is beneath them or something.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is how I envision it by 2025
        >100% mobile transaction
        >interior not accessible to customers
        >just a couple of wagies running automated burger and fries machines
        >it all feeds into drive-thru and pedestrian pickup windows

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          real life processed food factories have to have a ton of workers to babysit and maintain the machines. it's only marginally cheaper than just using human labor, which a lot of places still do, because making a fully automated burger-tron 5000 is a lot more expensive than just paying chico $9 an hour to make burgers for you.
          I think you're dead on with the separation, I personally can't wait for automats to come back into style

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >burger-tron 5000 is a lot more expensive than just paying chico $9 an hour to make burgers for you.
            Yes, which is why automation for fast food has been dragging along so slowly. But now with places like California forcing $20 minimum wage starting this year, automation becomes more attractive. The main thing is most automation should be seen as a productivity enhancer rather than a way to completely eliminate all humans from the process. Reducing head count from six people to just two is pretty good but the cost of eliminating those last two humans in the loop really would be terribly expensive.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Funny how the people who shill the hardest for minimum wage hikes are the people who work for way above it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If I remember right, the touted "burger-flipping robot" that some places are using, is $25K (I assume that includes installation and setup).

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I can't wait for this to be a reality, but they still increase their prices well beyond sanity. You still go, and you still complain about low level human wages being the cause for your $6 McChicken.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            nta but I would just like to add that for me, it's not just increasing prices, if the prices increased but so did quality I would be ok with that, but like everything else, the price is increasing while quality and portions are declining simultaneously.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            nta but I would just like to add that for me, it's not just increasing prices, if the prices increased but so did quality I would be ok with that, but like everything else, the price is increasing while quality and portions are declining simultaneously.

            Prices will rise till grocery, agricultural and fast food CEOs finally find out the hard way.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ok, but where is the McFlurry machine at?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the mcflurry machine is automatically broken so restaurants don't have to bother telling the customer it's broken.
            >Reducing head count from six people to just two is pretty good but the cost of eliminating those last two humans in the loop really would be terribly expensive.
            Reducing the headcount to zero is impossible no matter how much money you throw at it. At best you can reduce headcount down to a fraction of a person per store.
            Machines & Conveyers break/get stuck and need regular maintenance. Freezers & AC units die. Drink machines clog up. Animals get into the store and shit up the place. Your McTruck contents were incorrectly labelled or a computer glitch puts the wrong thing into the wrong box. So you still need a repair guy (even if it's outsourced, you're still paying for it) and that repair guy isn't going to do anything until a wagie comes in and throws out all the trash, or defrosted unsafe food, or cleans up the water so AC guy doesn't get electrocuted. People who go through the drive through then park to eat are going to chuck their garbage on the ground, or even if they put in a trash can, you still have to remove the trash.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              People I know in the industry say the next big thing is faux food courts. Somewhat like those Yum Brands combo stores but with no publicly accessible interior. Everything is via app or kiosk. Depending on the location, there might be curb service, a series of driveup windows, a walk-up window, or some combination of these. Each brand will have its own "store front" with it's own menu and kiosk but the pick up areas will all be shared. On the backend, it's just one common area and employees work for all brands. It's like a ghost kitchen but with a storefront. The big thing is that it will be highly automated but as others have pointed out, humans will still be part of the process and there will be no attempt to hide them like an automat.
              What I thought is very interesting is that they're partnering with some of the EV charging networks to colocate at major charging stations.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ok, but where is the McFlurry machine at?

          At the CosMcs next door with all the soft drinks and McCafe offerings.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Burgertron
          now there was a good game

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >crying pod

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          TWO meatbag operators? man you're optimistic.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Working at or eating fast food is beneath everyone. Good on the Mormons for figuring that out so far ahead of the curve.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fast food is good for your health

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >t. McDonald's marketing shill

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No. They're literally using subtle design tricks to keep the homeless and poor from loitering. Think about it. It's just more low-key than something like "bus stop/park benches no longer exist" or "we installed spikes all over this area so nobody can sleep here"

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, fast food places usually didn’t have much homeless traffic because they get hassled there. Plus, it sucks being near food all day if you aren’t getting any. Homeless always opt for places like the library cause they don’t get hassled, the heat/AC is cranked, and the chairs are comfy.

        The changes to restaurants are purely to ween the public off the dining room
        >make dining room shit
        >few years later retire dining room
        >public - eh, they sucked anyway so I don’t care

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          We'd have bums panhandle a few bucks at the corner, come in and get a few tacos and a soda, and just stay in the corner for hours being warm, usually until the hassling starts.
          See, as long as they buy something, they're paying customers, and it's not hard to scrounge up a few bucks.
          Management drew the line at trying to knock on windows of cars in the drive thru line though.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Guess it depends on the part of town. The places I usually go to have zero homeless traffic. But I do know the places closer to the highway have signs about dining room time limits and stuff.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              My Burger King had a guy that literally lived on the bench out front until he finally disappeared. GROSS twenty something obese black kid with nasty dreads who would just waltz in and steal coffee and hog the bathroom for hours. His bedding was all crammed under the bench until at night when he'd sleep on it. Would also wander around outside yelling and punching his fist into his palm. Hope he's dead. Homeless folks everywhere in my area, tent cities are a problem.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You ain't seen nothin', until you've walked into a Dunkin' and seen a, uh, person-of-color, half naked, jacking off on the floor and howling. I love working in the city.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I believe that's where the model is trending, with the exception of Wendy's and oddly enough a franchise for Arby's has shit like beer on sale and gas fireplaces in the dining room, but the main model is going towards pick up and go and no more lazy fricking slackass customers who hang around long enough just to find something they can harness their inner israelite on and sue

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no one at the register, literally the only way to order is on a screen
      >screen is clunky and has the response time of something from 2010
      >after spending 5x as long making a simple order, I can finally pay
      >they forgot my onion rings

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've seen a lot of places that never even bothered to reopen their dining area, and others that have very limited dining hours

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Franchisees are aware that most of their customers are homeless and most of their workers are homeless now too, so they make the stores with the same amenities as a prison cafeteria because it's easy to clean. Hard surfaces only mean a doped up teenager can reasonably clean it with a spray bottle and a rag in an hour. American fast food peaked, now it's all about the drive-thru sales, and most franchisees are transitioning to drive-thru/doordash only models. All fast food joints in San Francisco/Oakland now do this after dark due to crime and homeless people begging outside the doors, which is something fast food workers here no longer attempt to control. I was at the KFC near the state building/city hall and three homeless black people were nodding off having a major medical episode while pissing themselves and begging for money. The employees stand behind a bulletproof window and shout orders to me and serve low quality crap that barely qualifies as a chicken nugget. This is the American fast food experience in 2024.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This is the American fast food experience in 2024.
        If they treated us better these last few years, I'd be a little sad that it's over
        but frick fast food joints, I look forward to seeing their demise

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          same bro. Haven't eaten fast food since 2020, frickem

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like blue state problems. Around here fast food places are still halfway decent, and by that I mean they haven’t been turned into homeless encampments yet

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/3OKbG1U.jpg

        grim

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well then they will be losing my business because the only reason I get fast food is to physically get out of the house, take my kid out in public, and give her a novel experience in society. I wouldn’t buy that shit just to eat it at my own house.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >rapscallion youth
    >at the wendy's lounge with best friend
    >they got the 50 cent double stack and frosty deal
    >hellyeah.stavros
    >eat like 6 of each
    >violently puke in parking lot
    >re eat same amount
    >go home feeling like shit
    One of my favorite memories tbh

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ill never understand gays that just puke all the time. I have never thrown up without being on the verge of dying from alcohol poisoning or absolutely sick as frick with a stomach virus running a fever and everything.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ill never understand gays that just puke all the time. I have never thrown up without being on the verge of dying from alcohol poisoning or absolutely sick as frick with a stomach virus running a fever and everything.

      same. vomiting is an intense, dread-inducing event for me. I've vomited once in the last 3 years (it was yesterday; I took a zinc supplement on an empty stomach) and it was an awful, almost spiritually significant event.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My local Wendy’s still has a solarium. Now I want to go eat there for lunch

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t go when it rains. Those things leaked like crazy when they were a year old. It’s gotta be a downpour in any survivors

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Big Boy still has these in all their restaurants. Some even have two. They are peak comfy to have breakfast in on a chilly morning.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      HIROOOOOOOO

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Solarium Wendys has very low resale value while your new cuckbox fastfood joint can just remove the signs and sell the building for top dollar. Thats why they are soulless now.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The Wendy’s Solarium was the peak fast food dining room experience.
    In my hometown, they made it the smoking area. Sucked.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In my home town our Dairy Queen had burgers made in a BBQ pit out back and they had a buffet for lunch. It was the best. Easily surpassing solarium wendys.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    their grilled chicken sandwich with just mayo is great. yeah their spicy chicken/regular chicken and doubles/triples are good, but i was eating 3 a day at one point.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Am I the only one who actually likes going inside to eat? I like to keep a clean car, so having to eat in it all the time during the coof sucked. And when I’m on the road, it’s just a nice 30 minute reprieve from the car.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah you actually are one of the 10%. i'm not gonna while driving but the goal is to get home

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >home
        If I’m eating fast food, it’s because I’m on my work lunch break

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The wendy's got remodelled years ago but hey just got the arby's solarium and red neon that was still somehow functional now too.
    Fast food didn't have very much soul, but it's gone now.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Burger King had the same thing, in the mid '80s

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you must have had a disappointing childhood if going to eat fast food is a fond memory

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      At least he's not on the internet complaining about other's fond memories, maybe make some for yourself.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The last fazoli’s in my city has a solarium. It is pleasant sit in.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >That kid you played Banjo Tooie FPS mode with for a long time and then kissed in the tunnel things and then never saw again and never told anyone about
    Why don't they do this now with the Switch? Hell I'm surprised it didn't come back around during the wii days, they could just tether the wiimotes like in retail demo units.
    Fast food joints should totally have arcade games and such.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      unironic answer:
      1. the kids all have games on their phones and tablets these days
      2. eating in at fast food restaurants has largely gone out of style
      3. it's just another expense and liability for franchisees

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >germ infested thing no wagie is gonna bother to clean ever
      Shouldn’t be a shocker why those are gone. Plus, when is the last time you have actually seen kids in a fast food place? These places used to have huge lobbies cause they were always high traffic, that’s just not the case anymore

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why do you think every single child now has a nut and shellfish allergy, gets sick at the drop of a hat, dies from a covid shot and has to use fruit wash and hand sanitizer constantly?

        Bring back disease socialization mechanisms, idiot. They were as essential as mental health hospitals that were forcibly closed, resulting in homeless overunning every city of note.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Any smart parent kept their kids a mile away from shit like that. Being sick all the time isn’t a positive

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you can't bother arguing with this "OLD GOOD" incels. they've built up their own headcanon with selective pieces of information and anything that contradicts it they ignore

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You're an idiot. Immunity debt is a real concept. Helicopter parent types like you are the reason the emerging generation is full of hapless mantoddlers

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There is difference between good germ immunity exposure (school for example) and doing things that just make you sick. Probably the actual worst thing for kids has been the extreme use of hand sanitizer. Back in my day, you went the entire school day with who knows what on your hands. Now kids sanitize every 30 minutes and never grow immunity to those common germs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fast food places aren't allowed to market towards kids anymore. Why do you think everything is boring beige fast-casual overpriced trash now? Government regulations basically cut them off from the <18 demographic, and the next best thing is college-age people who don't know how to cook.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is that why they stopped having toys? I remember some of those toys events were a really big deal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I used to love playing those and see how far other players have gotten. It was always fun to find one that's nearly been beaten and see if you can rush to Bowser before your mom starts yelling at you to leave.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Metroid prime on this when I was 8, unbelievable based mom got me the nuggets and I couldn't even finish them

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >couldn’t even finish them
        Wasteful. I hope your mom belted you

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      unironic answer:
      1. the kids all have games on their phones and tablets these days
      2. eating in at fast food restaurants has largely gone out of style
      3. it's just another expense and liability for franchisees

      4. companies don't want you hanging around any more. They want you to spend money and frick off.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Will second this. More customers means more money so they need to cycle people out of the establishment to fit the new ones. Annoying when more sit down restaurants do it too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's the Black folk. It's always been the Black folk.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the switch controllers are moronicly weak, and expensive, like $40 each

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk my local wendys turned into a funeral home

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Here is the front of it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Whats worse is the asian restaurant next door got taken over by them too

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/UWgo0dX.jpg

            Whats worse is the asian restaurant next door got taken over by them too

            imagine living in this shithole

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/UWgo0dX.jpg

            Whats worse is the asian restaurant next door got taken over by them too

            https://i.imgur.com/MbFkjnT.jpg

            Here is the front of it

            It's amazing that I knew this was AZ from the first image. What a fricking shithole. Glad I left that place a decade ago

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >wendys chili

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They should have kept the drive through window and pushed caskets through it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      where the frick is this? are we in el mirage or something?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You will never be a funeral home.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    First thing I did when arrived in america for the first time was eating at a wendys, and boy oh boy it was expensive (compared to BK) small and cold. Very sad.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wendy’s quality has plummeted in recent years while their prices have skyrocketed. I don’t think any other fast food slop has shot up in price as quickly as Wendy’s has

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        McDonalds has surpassed Wendy's when it comes to pricing, you are literally paying the same prices at both restaurants
        I'm sick as frick of these corpo fricks colluding together instead of competing against each other

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bullshit, Wendy's $5 biggie bag is the best deal in fast food right now

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm talking about the regular combos, compare prices between McD's and Wendy's and their both basically the same, and the Biggie Bags are no longer $5

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Wendys tastes better than McDonalds.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, no shit, which is why when I do get a burger it's always from Wendy's because frick paying McDick's the same money for an inferior product

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you ever notice that a specific building was at one point a fast food restaurant, it's over

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I get it if it’s some hometown startup, the building is at least hospitable to a food based startup, but things like

      https://i.imgur.com/MbFkjnT.jpg

      Here is the front of it

      https://i.imgur.com/WQbJp0o.jpg

      Idk my local wendys turned into a funeral home

      Are just baffling to me. Everyone who lives in town or knows restaurant architecture will always see that as a Wendy’s. The moment I made the picture bigger I could immediately see their sloppy covering of the solarium. Unless you do not care about your loved ones at all (at which point a funeral home isn’t even necessary), why would you want their final memories to be associated with a repurposed Wendy’s?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sometimes it works out well. My little hometown had a Long John Silver's that went out of business in the mid 80s. Several different businesses tried using that space, only to fail. Then sometime around 1987 or 1988 Domino's took over the building and they're still there today. It still mostly looks like an old style Long John Silver's, which is extra funny since they were probably only in building for three or four years before the new Captain D's ran them out of business while Domino's has been in that building for decades.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          All the LJS around me were torn down immediately upon closing. The last remaining one was in a generic building and comboed with a KFC. Is LJS even alive anymore? I enjoyed the occasional greasy diarrhea I got from eating there

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Got a combo LJS/Taco Bell near me. Sounds like a time-share for botulism.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              All the LJS around me were torn down immediately upon closing. The last remaining one was in a generic building and comboed with a KFC. Is LJS even alive anymore? I enjoyed the occasional greasy diarrhea I got from eating there

              >combo fast food places
              Surprised to hear any of those are still around. I remember that being a thing in the late 00s then after a few years they quietly got rid of them all, with the more significant seller taking over the location fully

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, my town has one but fast food seafood just isn't all that popular. I have one friend in his 40s who eats there but in general, it's mostly senior citizens that keeps them in business. The average age here is probably fifteen years above the average for the state which would explain why it can survive.
            >In July 2013, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition and health policy watchdog group, named Long John Silver's "Big Catch" meal the worst restaurant meal in America, noting that it contained 33 grams of trans fat, 19 grams of saturated fat, 1,320 calories, and almost 3,700 milligrams of sodium.
            >In March 2015, James O'Reilly, who had previously worked for KFC (another Yum! Brands holding), was appointed as the CEO. He stated that he expected the chain to maintain its 1,132 stores, refocus its marketing following negative press about the fat and sodium content of the menu, and looked to the possibility of future expansion.
            They now have under 600 locations so definitely dying slowly as their primary customers die off.

            [...]
            >combo fast food places
            Surprised to hear any of those are still around. I remember that being a thing in the late 00s then after a few years they quietly got rid of them all, with the more significant seller taking over the location fully

            Sounds like they might use the combo stores to test out the demand for multiple brands and then convert to whichever one does the most business. If they're about equal, might as well keep them both and make money from both groups of customers as the shared kitchen and employees keeps overhead low.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Long John Silvers by me had a boat on top.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >doctor's appointment
        >he makes you wait in the walk-in fridge

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How far do you have to fall as a doctor to end up in some former restaurant turned clinic? You can’t look at this facility and tell me this guy makes more than 60k a year

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            UPMC is a large health care provider dum dum

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Stop thinking there is anything inherently respectable about the so-called professions. "Dr. Nick" is real and I've seen doctor's offices in USA that resemble the eye-transplant scene from Minority Report, an old Pizza Hut would actually be a step up.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            there are "medical groups" that just buy up these old properties for cheap and make them small offices

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Do you know what they call a doctor who was last in his graduating class? Doctor.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Do you know what they call a doctor who was last in his graduating class? Doctor.
              Do you know that they call a doctor who was last in her graduating class? DEI gold.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Cope with it however you need to, I’ll treat myself before I visit a doctor that occupies a damn Pizza Hut I got diarrhea in a decade prior.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What about a doctor in an old Blockbuster?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That’s slightly better because as far as I know, Blockbuster buildings didn’t have anything special about them. Take the sign off the front and it’s just a generic business space

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                most of them had a distinctive blue overhang like this

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                dropped pic

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Isn’t that just part of the signage and not actually part of the building itself?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm going through street map photos in my city and I guess it is.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                remember clearly going into a Hollywood video when it was closing bying 100$ worth of PS2 games (a dollar a game) and my Father buying 3 boxes of porn DVD and cars to "resell" for YEARS they sat in the basement thanks dad now I have latina fetish

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Were the days of physically having to go somewhere to get porn better?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not if you had a Sibling.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, that’s forbidden love…

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes and no. Sorry I can't be bothered to write a novel about it

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            resturant buildings are purpose built structures that can be modified to have a proper laboratory, don't knock it I prefer former wendys dr office to going to the doctor's house directly or a doublewide (bonus if the doublewide is broken and/or has water damage)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >all the burger kings in my state close down during covid
      >one of the ones near me got repurposed into a fricking blood test lab

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me it was the pizza hut buffet

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody fricks with Pizza The bawd!

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The wnedys near me is comfy they remodeled it fake fire place new tvs i usually just chill there in the afternoon

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine if they wrapped the glass in those old solariums with fiber optic embedded panels to turn it into a cozy star observatory.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or they could put screens so it is like there's a giant Wendy outside about to step on you but really she's just laughing and showing off her feet

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Instead of catering to your fetish, we all know they'd run ads on the screens.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I went to McShit the other day and their toilets were overflowing so I can see why they don’t want people inside anymore

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Wendy's that used to be near me had one of those, it closed in 2010 and sat empty up until it was demolished 2 months ago so a Popeye's could be built in its place.

    The greenhouse aspect was nice in cold weather; the former KFC nearby (that's now a Mexican chicken place) still has theirs, just partly covered over with graphics

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Popeyes buildings suck

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It used to be Kentucky Fried Chicken with the colonel then it was renamed to KFC because that name was simpler for blacks.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do they need to be able to say the name to order a bucket?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yea it helps combat racism

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then it’s worth it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It used to be Kentucky Fried Chicken with the colonel then it was renamed to KFC because that name was simpler for blacks.

          KFC was a marketing campaign to make it more modernized and simpler to brand. Plus they started to offer other thing other than just the fried chicken.
          There was a trend of shortening brand names to seem more hip. Like how McDonald's got Mickey D's going.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            in like 2012 in the shithole town of casa grande in arizona they still had a all you can eat buffet. its the only one i had seen since i was like 2.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I have only heard of them. A few other chains had the rare lunch buffet or salad bar. But even like the traditional buffet the idea sounds repulsive. Especially if the employees don't police the food.
              I had a friend who worked at a local buffet chain it's now defunct but every night they had to plead with people not to be disgusting pigs or control their brats. It always lead to either complaints or a fight. It caused a lot of extra food waste because some old frick would cough in the mashed potatoes or some moron would finger the mac and cheese.
              It's bad enough in most restaurants the back of the house is full of unsanitary buttholes, it adds and extra layer when you have self serve buffets.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yea buffets are gross if poor people are allowed at them

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They're great for fattening up your girlfriend for, um, reasons.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    eating pizza in a pizza hut booth with your family on a friday night is peak fast food dining.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me? It was the original Taco Bell AssBreaker benches.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Seems like most new buildings go up in completely tree barren areas so there is never any nature comfort around new places

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The pavement stops a lot of plant growth. The water can't get into the ground, and the construction itself often is too much for the surrounding plant life still there, often killing off what's left. I was watching arborist content and they explained that trees in those dirt islands in parking lots are incredibly tough and can go through hell, but are basically neglected and abused because of it as it's assumed they just won't die.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >being happy with your surroundings
    They don’t like this

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rax also had the solarium

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What were they thinking?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's still a few of them left mostly in OH and 1 or 2 in KY I think

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The dine-in areas in fast food restaurants attract too many homeless and losers with the free wifi
    Last time I went inside of a Wendy's (pre-Covid) some black guy was having a full on argument with his parole officer or some court clerk about why he couldn't make it to a drugs test that day.
    His fat girlfriend sat next to him playing Candy Crush or something at max volume.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's not a fast food diner problem, it's a problem with the people you have to "share" society with. We had all these nice things before certain people said frick nice things.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Which people?

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    There's ancient pasta about Golden Corral from the 1990s or maybe earlier where a customer tries to get the full value of the buffet but in the process ends up with extreme digestive distress. He tries to make it to the toilet in time but fails, ending up shitting himself. He has to try to get the notice of employees so he doesn't walk through the restaurant covered in his own shit. IIRC, eventually the manager gets him some trash bags, one for his shit encrusted clothes, and the rest to make pants and a shirt out of so he can cross through the dining room to get out to his car.
    Haven't been able to find it but it was quite funny, at least it was to me back then when i was young.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I was forced to go to a Golden Corral a few years ago, it was awful
    >basically everyone there is melanin enriched or a geriatric
    >one of those groups doesn’t know what inside voices are
    >floor is CAKED in grease. It’s supposed to be carpet but it has so much grease on it that it has become smooth and shiny
    >the buffet itself sucks because the people there wipe it clean the moment it’s restocked
    >the few morsels I do get aren’t even that impressive
    >don’t real even want to eat anything at all after seeing these animals near it
    I occasionally see Golden Corral commercials on TV and they are SO FAR from their reality that they should be false advertising

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Move out of Detroit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's the kind of people Golden Corral attracts. The neighborhood of the one near me used to be quiet. They induce shittiness with their arrival.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Does GC attract shitty customers or does it locate in areas where the increasing number of shitty people makes having a location there viable?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It was mostly industrial with peaceful suburbs kind of far away. Then they built things like Golden Corral and stores like Ulta beauty supplies. Then they added several bus stops and a giant apartment complex between the shopping center and the factories for some reason. Now there are vagrants absolutely everywhere. The people that used to shop there are gone now.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's the kind of people Golden Corral attracts. The neighborhood of the one near me used to be quiet. They induce shittiness with their arrival.

            Move out of Detroit.

            Golden Corral is like Family Dollar, if one goes up near you, expect your property value to start declining. They are like a bug lamp for undesirable neighbors

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              How do you stop it from happening?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous
  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    in the past 10 years, chick-fila has made a lasting impression on me, the way they bring out your food, how clean it is inside. wow. but i still don't go because it's too far. i still like in-n-out despite the smaller patties. just feels good inside. retro vintage design but it's not over the top.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yea it’s always so nice in those places

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *