McDonald's Forced to Turn Golden Arches Turquoise
Sedona officials say new color better matches red desert rocks
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Posted Sep 3, 2014 9:36 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Nearly every American will recognize this famous symbol— the golden arches of fast food, aka McDonald's. Those golden arches turned to turquoise, however, at one McDonalds in Arizona. Apparently, gold doesn't match the cityscape well enough and clashes with Sedona city regulations that prevent buildings from ruining views of the desert—government officials thought the yellow of the arches would contradict the scenic red rocks the region is known for. But not everyone is a fan of the turquoise arches.

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Mr Opinionated
Sep 13, 2014 9:05 AM CDT
Thank God I don't live in that screwed up town.. I think I might be driven to do something nutso if there were people forcing me to do things I disagreed with. And forcing McDonalds to use purple instead of yellow is just idiotic.
Bill Inaz
Sep 4, 2014 6:14 PM CDT
Scottsdale, AZ and Santa Fe, NM are restrictive in this manner as well and have been for at least 20 years.
Ezekiel 25:17
Sep 3, 2014 10:57 PM CDT
Sedona is interesting in contrasts. I went there only as a second choice for Hilton. It started when the Hilton in Albuquerque overbooked and sent me away. I had used points to book the reservation so they really didn't care about it. I called the Hilton reservations agent and they went ahead and booked me into the Hilton Spa with the same points as it cost the one in Albuquerque. They booked me into a nice condo style suite. First observation of the town is its out of a Chuck Jones Wiley coyote roadrunner film. The colors are fantastic. You have mesas and forests. But we could not go into any of the forests at the time due to all of the tragedies with the wildfires. They did not want to allocate any staff so you couldn't go there. The town reminded me of a more strict version of Poway, CA. Its fine to visit there but I'm not sure I would want to live there.