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Your 5 Favorite Fast Food Places Have Changed A Lot Since You Were A Kid

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Going to a fast food restaurant may be one of those things that some people are ashamed of now, but when we were kids it was all we ever wanted.

It wasn't just the greasy french fries, cheeseburgers, and chicken nuggets, either, there were also play places and the toys that came with our meals to get excited about! Being a kid and going to a fast food place was the absolute best.

When we go back now, it doesn't feel the same. First of all we actually have to pay for our own meals, but more importantly, everything looks so very different.

They aren't like they used to be, that's for sure. Look how much they've changed.

Taco Bell

Then: Taco Bell used to be filled with weird shapes and lots of colors. It was pretty great and felt like the coolest place to get a taco.

Now: There are still a lot of colors in a Taco Bell, but they aren't the same as they used to be. I guess it technically has more color then before, but it still feels a little bit more modern.

Burger King

Then: Burger King is one of those places that some people love and others hate, but no matter which group you're in, you absolutely remember going there when you were young.

Now: The wood paneling is gone but a lot of the Burger Kings out there are still in desperate need of a makeover. There are some nicer ones, I'm sure, but I feel like most of the ones I've been too look more like this.


Then: The chicken restaurant looked like an inviting spot, but it still got a makeover as the years went on.


Now: Really, it still has a pretty retro feel to it, but I guess if they are focusing on selling the "original chicken sandwich" then that classic look will help them out.


Then: I think we all know that what we really cared about was the kid's section. Probably because the chairs looked like this:

Now: McDonald's seems to try and stay modern with their design, and has switched a lot of their menu to focus on fancier coffee drinks. The McCafe part of their company has basically taken over everything now. Sorry Ronald, you've been cut.


Then: The Super Bar at Wendy's was no doubt the greatest invention. You could get so many different foods and all of them tasted great (at least that's what my childhood memory sense, not sure if that's true or not).

Now: There is nothing super modern about Wendy's. Sure, they bring us new takes on their delicious square burgers from time to time, but for the most part they just keep their look the same as it has always been. But, if they keep making the JBC as good as it is, I don't really care what it looks like.

Which of these fast food places do you find looks the best now? And which looked the best before?

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