Arby's giant hat neon sign, Ashtabula, OH

It's amazing that Arby's not only keeps but maintains so many of these giant beauties. I emailed the company last year to thank them, but got no response - I suspect that some at HQ would like to ditch the 40-year-old icons.

  • Mary Bliss 8y

    Cool shot!! It's really amazing that Arby's is one of the only fast food places that still has some of their vintage signage around. We have two of these Arby's signs in Erie.
  • fauxto_digit PRO 8y

    I haven't seen one in years, thank you for sharing! This would never get past our sign height regulations in G-burg.
  • Brian Butko 8y

    Funny that a sign like this would be offensive in most towns, yet massive new stores and parking lots are not, at least to those regulating signs and growth.
  • Nina Kaye 8y

    I'm from Texas, but lived in Ashtabula for a year or so. I called this Arby's of Las Vegas. I'd never seen another one, and didn't know there were others.
  • lungstruck 8y

    This was one of my favorite sights as a child... now I take it for granted since I pass it nearly every day.
  • BeatleLoverGurl 8y

    We should start and "Old Neon Arby sign" group!!
    Here is mine from Michigan!

    [www.flickr.com/photos/beatlelovergurl/239003972/]
  • I*Am*The*Great*Moon*Goddess* PRO 8y

    I love the big hats!!!
  • Beth Lennon PRO 8y

    for anyone keeping track, there are TWO of these Arbys beauties at the location on Route 202 in Wilmington DE!
  • RoadTripMemories PRO 8y

    I'm thinkin' Arby's had best not take the Holiday Inn route and ditch these "Great Signs"! There are two here in Indianapolis and I have a photo of one on my site in Waterbury, Connecticut.
  • Dusty_73 PRO 8y

    These big hat's are great! I know that they are not liked by our nations current crop of planning and zoning commisioners that do whatever they can to ensure that everything is as boring and dull as possible (2 foot tall stucco monument sign, anyone?). Anyway, rant over and very nice pic.
  • lungstruck 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ashtabula County, Ohio, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Leon Reed PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Connecticut Western Reserve, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Mark Schlotterbeck 7y

    Yeah, the Arby's in Santa Monica, CA has the same sign. Pretty cool.
  • Jon Dawson PRO 7y

    Every time I head toward Pittsburgh I pass one of these vintage signs on Route 51 in Brentwood.
  • sisterbeer PRO 5y

    We've got one in Raleigh, NC, just down the street from NC State University.
  • Chris Sobieniak 4y

    All the Arby's in Toledo had signs like these into the 90's. I miss them!
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