Original vintage A&W ROOT BEER STAND BACKLIT CAR SIDE MENU SIGN circa 1980s. Just like today with McD’s and the other fast food restaurants A&W signs were placed at fast food sites at the order station so you could figure out what you wanted. You would look at this lit menu sign, and when you decided what you wanted, you would push the intercom button and place your order. It has graphics of the food and drinks on a translucent plastic back, with the menu selections and prices listed. They usually had a light behind them so their graphics and fare would show up more distinctly. These remainders of the past were made obsolete by the fast food drive thru lanes. This menu sign has classic A&W graphics across the top. A hamburger, Onion Rings, a Hot Dog and of course, a frosty mug of their famous Root Beer. It also has about 50 menu items, and 5 ways to order your A&W Root Beer, including by the gallon. It measures 2′ feet by 1′ foot (or 24″ inches by 12″ inches). It is translucent plastic and was mounted in front of a lit holder / order station. This is the front lens only, and does not include the large stainless steel order station on a post. It frames nicely or is easily made into a thin backlit box that shows it off like it was originally. No cracks, bends nor warping. This is a companion to the larger sign we have up. There is the expected minor age fade patina, but it is bright and attractive and otherwise in great condition. Not many of these survived intact. It makes a unique addition to the basement Soda fountain or bar. When made into a light box, it is the perfect ambient light for collectors and exhibitors. Note – this is difficult to package due to it’s fragility, age and size. Do your part when you receive it and be very careful when you unpack it, to not damage the sign! The item “Vintage Backlit A&W ROOT BEER Soda Drive-In Car Hop Diner Fast Food Menu Sign #2″ is in sale since Sunday, November 26, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Soda\A&W”. The seller is “holpblots_1″ and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Type of Advertising: Sign
- Date of Creation: 1980
- Brand: A&W
- Featured Refinements: A&W Root Beer Sign
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States