Only once in its history, McDonald’s changed colour of its logo!

03:40 PM | 7 May, 2021
Only once in its history, McDonald’s changed colour of its logo!

McDonald’s “Golden Arches” logo is one of the most familiar business symbols globally, but there is one instance where the American fast food company agreed to change the arches from yellow to blue. 

At the McDonald’s restaurant in Sedona, Arizona, the Golden Arches logo is blue instead of yellow. And this is the only McDonald’s restaurant in the world that doesn’t have a yellow logo. And the reason the colour of this logo has been changed is the stunning natural beauty, particularly the red rock formations surrounding Sedona. 

Sedona is a small settlement, which was incorporated as a town in 1998, and it wasn’t long before a local businessman decided to open a McDonald’s restaurant there. Because of Sedona’s beautiful natural scenery, local authorities wanted all businesses to blend into the natural landscape of desert and red rock. 

Bright yellow arches of the original McDonald’s logo was considered too distracting. Therefore, when franchise owner Greg Cook approached the Community Development Department to open the restaurant, they worked together to find an alternative. Finally, they agreed to adopt the teal (greenish blue) of the shopping centre next door. 

Sedona strictly regulates the height of the business signage, making arches of this McDonald’s eatery much lower than other eateries of the same food chain around the United States. 

When McDonald’s opened its doors for the first time in Sedona in 1993, the blue arches may have been regarded as a worthwhile compromise by its owner, but it proved good for the business in the long run. The only known McDonald’s with teal arches, the restaurant has become a tourist attraction. 

“I’ve seen people get out and take pictures in front of the sign with their families,” development services manager Nicholas Gioello said. The town of Sedona continues to enforce special laws to regulate sign brightness, exterior lighting and colours of building materials in order to preserve the natural beauty of the area.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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