Thursday, February 25, 2010

Yonge and Finch 1971

This is Wimpy's Dairy Bar in 1971. It bears a striking resemblance to an early McDonald's outlet.
Including the truncated arches and red and white stripes.
McDonald's didn't enter the Ontario marketplace until 1970 so it's reasonable to assume that Wimpy's is a clone rather that a converted restaurant.

1 comment:

  1. This joint was built as "Donald's Hamburgers" sometime in the mid-sixties. The arches were lopped off and the name changed after McDonald's threatened legal action. McDonald's first GTA location opened in Brampton, around 1968. The Bathurst and Steeles location opened shortly thereafter.