Find More Mission Style Fast Food Buildings!

Find More Mission Style Fast Food Buildings!

From Douglas Pekny

I love finding mission style fast food locations. You love seeing my posts. While I'm in-between real jobs, I'm going to travel and photograph more spots and I think you'll really enjoy the perks of helping me out.

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Part nostalgia. Part Americana. I wish I could better explain why this project brings me such joy.  I started noticing quite a few of these buildings in my surrounding neighborhoods and for fun started posting them on facebook as a series.  The response I got was heartwarming and it was great to see the interactions amongst people I had met in different places throughout my life.  I started doing a lot of research online and soon discovered the exact location to literally hundreds of these mission style fast food buildings.  They had become all sorts of things.  Attorney's office.  Loan/Title offices.  Little Caesar's.  Subway (eat fresh).  Great Clips.  Jewelry store.  Adult bookstore.  A whole lot of mom and pop immigrant restaurants.  These buildings are ingrained into the fabric of this nation, and I love documenting them. 

 (https://www.instagram.com/yo_quiero_former_taco_bell/)

They are also slowly starting to disappear.  At least six of the buildings I earmarked in the last couple years are no longer there.  My family puts up with a lot, and are getting tired of seeing this on a road trip:

Pulling up here on the outskirts of Tucson saddened me.  You also should've seen the looks of pure rage my family had - some would say it was directed at me.  

So I'm heading out while I have a little time in-between "real" jobs.  I'd like you to join me.  There are different levels listed here, and any amount would be greatly appreciated.    

Since the mobile version isn't great, here's the swag levels:

$25 Postcard!  Occasional postcards mailed from the city of where the latest buildings will be photographed.

$50 T-Shirt!!  Postcard PLUS basic t-shirt with original hand drawn artwork by my son of the mission style fast food building we have all come to love. (artwork is above but subject to change)

$100 Limited framed autographed photo!!!  Postcard and T-shirt PLUS get one of only ten photos signed and numbered and framed with certificate of authenticity. 

$500 Exclusive Previews!!!!!!!! Only one available. You will get exclusive insider information about locations I will be visiting as well as sneak peeks at images before they are shared with the public. Signed NDA required.

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