Friday, December 10, 2010

Uh-oh.

Progress comes to the Centro Historico.


This storefront on the Andador 5 de Mayo is quite small so, this being Mexico, it's possible that it's just a taco stand infringing on Micky D's trademark (there's a "WaldoMart" and "Abercromby's Fitch" nearby), but this sign looks kind of expensive. Like, McDonald's expensive.

Sigh. We're old enough to remember the good old days, when the city tried to make us tunnel our electric meter under the floor rather than harm our precious historic facade.

They'd better at least be selling the McCostilla.
    Update: You can tell it's a genuine McDonald's project because the whole thing has basically been built in 48 hours. Unfortunately - or fortunately, depending on your attitude - it only sells ice-cream: cones, sundaes, and something called a McFlurry, which the kids tell us is like a milkshake, or maybe like a sundae, or something.

6 comments:

Ziggy Bombanuts said...

"but this sign looks kind of expensive. Like, McDonald's expensive."

Any sign that doesn’t look freehand should be sent Norte.

Burro Hall said...

Any sign not painted on the facade needs a permit, at least. I'm going to wait to see about the McRib before ratting them out to INAH.

Anonymous said...

Dude, who's the hottie in the photo?

Burro Hall said...

That's our photo department intern. Her job is to dress up mundane pictures like this one to help boost page views.

Dave said...

Too bad..somehow having American fast food signs around the world isn't my idea of progress.

I'd say all is lost when Chickeylandia (aka KFC) invades the Centro....

Tony Soprano said...

Who cares about the McDonalds sign !!!! We want to see more pictures of babes in tight pants.