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Drive- through menu signs

Repo Man

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How do your communities regulate drive-through menu board signs at fast food restaurants?

We currently have no regulations, but a certain fast food chain now wants to have two menu board signs; one for those waiting in line, and one where you order at.
 

Chet

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We treat them as informational signs exempt from the district regulations. However they are reviewed by Plan Commission for locationn and aesthetics. If you expect heavy stacking and its not a bad idea, especially if it makes the queue move faster (which I'm sure is their goal too).
 

nerudite

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In Davis it was one board per drive through lane (with only one land allowed except in the Commercial Highway zone).

Here is the other restriction from Davis: "Menu board shall be a maximum of thirty square feet, with a maximum height of six feet, and shall face away from the street."

In Vancouver we didn't regulate them as signage, and we didn't have any particular drive-through standards... so it was a free for all.
 

gkmo62u

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My impression is that it is evolving into standard practrice, having two menu boards that is.

I think they are generally out of the way and are clearly informational. I would recommend 2 signs as it can help move the stacking, but would scrutinize the sizes.
 

Jeff

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Most of them in my area have 2 already. Can't fit all that artery clogging info onto one board. They are usually side-by-side though.

I've seen the volume of them regulated frequently.
 

mike gurnee

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"...displayed information not visible/readable from a public street are not regulated as signs."
 

SW MI Planner

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Ours doesn't regulate them rather than to say that their size is not to be used when computing overall sign area.
 
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