The local KFC/Taco Bell, a dispirited split-level affair with grungy floors and sagging furniture, had a mural in the back depicting a town in which the center of life was the KFC outlet. Every cheerful pedestrian in the painting carried a take-out sack; every vehicle sported the KFC logo. I meant to take a picture of it and post the image on Reassembler. I liked to call it “Yumtopia”, this happy little town. (Yum! Brands is the name of the company that owns KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and some other chains. “Alone we’re delicious…together we’re Yum!”)
But yesterday as I drove by I saw that remodeling work had commenced, and the mural is no more.
Farewell, Yumtopia – you gave the residents of humble Framingham something better to aspire to.