Monday, December 21, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Dinosaur McDonald's



Dinosaur McDonald's is a landmark in Tucson on the southwest corner of Grant and Tanque Verde Roads.

This month it is decorated for the holidays so there is plenty of the color red.










Smaller dinosaurs are at the back of the restaurant and the inside follows the dinosaur motif as well.


At one time there was a "Rocks and Minerals" McDonald's in Tucson that was like a little museum inside. Does your town have a McDonald's with a special theme?



To see more red posts, visit Ruby Tuesday at Work of the Poet hosted by Mary T.

29 comments:

Ralph said...

That is a fine looking Dino! I probably shouldn't, but this attraction just might compel me to buy a fried lunch. Plenty of rubies to catch our eye on RT!

Leora said...

I like how the dinosaur looks like he is going to eat the traffic light for lunch.

Marites said...

oh gee, i thought that the dinosaur was about to eat the traffic lights:) Haven't heard of a themed McDonald's before and this one looks interesting. Happy RT and Merry Christmas!

Stine in Ontario said...

No special-theme McDonalds in my area...that I know of. So, why dinosaurs? Have a lot of dinosaur bones been discovered near Tucson?

CafebyJW said...

Interesting post!

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SquirrelQueen said...

How cool is that? I've never seen a theme oriented McDonald's before. But then it has been years since I've been in one. I love the first shot, like someone else said it looks like the T Rex is going to eat the traffic light.

Evelyn Howard said...

Good one Diane - I've never seen a McD with a theme. This one must be a real hit (aren't they all anyway) with the kiddies.

moosh said...

I have driven by that place many times and never noticed the dinos. Will have to take a look next time I am in Tucson.HRT

chubskulit said...

What a cool concept for a restaurant.

Merry Christmas, here is my RT post.

Stephanie said...

What an attraction ha ha! I am sure kids would not get tired of McD now :-D

happilyretired said...

McDonald's certainly knows how to market itself to kids and families doesn't it! Happy Ruby Tuesday ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Joops said...

Kids attraction!

My Festive Rubies says Merry Christmas.

betchai said...

gosh, that dinosaur looks like will eat the traffic light :)

Self Sagacity said...

My daughter would have loved this McDonald. Yes, she is into dinosaurs right now. ;-)

Loree said...

Cute looking dinosaurs. I am sure they were rather different in real life :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Grant and Tanque Verde Road....boy, I've been THERE many a times in my decade living in Tucson!!!! Brings back some great memories it does.

I'd love to be walking in Sabino Canyon about now. LOL


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Robin said...

How fun looking. I've never even heard of theme MacDonalds before.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful touches of red! This McDonald would be a great place for the kids..

Dianne said...

that's a great dinosaur!!
we have an Elvis McD here, there is a giant Elvis statue that bursts into song whenever someone touches him

funny thing is most of the kids don't know who Elvis was!!

rainfield61 said...

This must be then the attraction for the kids.

They are innovative enough, but not at my place.

Mimi said...

Haven't ever seen a special Mc D's. We only have regular ones over here.
Great RT post!

Thérèse said...

Lol for the first picture!
No theme around here or I did not notice.

Anya said...

Looks a little scary
he is so big ...... LOL
Yummie...... Mc Donalds

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Marice said...

awww thats interesting! this is my first time to see dinos on McDs :) thanks for sharing!

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Auntie E said...

Ok I do not think I want to go out to eat at one with a dinosaur roaring like that,lol.
Happy Ruby Tuesday.
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Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

So interesting!

The fact at my end is that I didn't know about themed McDonald's!! Away is seeing one in my town :)

Bhangarh

Ayie said...

Kids must be so attracted to go there because of the added dino features! cool!

Arasu said...

Interesting theme and interesting photos! The traffic light seems to be a warning to keep away the terrible tyrannosaur!

DoanLegacy said...

Looks like a fun place for the kids to spend some times.