Some even added that the single-arched sign also featured an image of Speedee (the first McDonald's mascot). McDonald's restaurants are recognized the world over for the double "golden arches" incorporated into their signage and/or architecture. Although it might seem improbable, McDonald's signs with one arch exist as well, and here's why.
prior to renovation, this single-arched sign also featured an image of speedee, implying that this sign was crafted in tribute to the original single-arch design of mcdonald's restaurants (pictured right). their relation to this location in montrose, however, remains unknown. pic.twitter.com/jdlEDPETc5
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Although the Golden Arches remain the symbol of McDonald's, some signs still might feature the older version. Investigating the case, we found a Google Maps image from a McDonald's restaurant in Montrose captured in 2012 that featured an image of Speedee, even though the character was officially dropped in 1962 when market research showed that people identified McDonald's mainly with the golden arches.