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image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 April 2016
I'm pretty sure McDonald's Canada uses a small Red Maple leaf on the bottom of the middle arch, as it does on the arches on the signs.
Also, I think the Red on the Canadian version of the flag is a little
darker, what I would call "Ketchup Red" and the American one I would
say is just plain "Red".
Dean McGee, 11 November 2003
Its interesting to note from Dean McGees report on that page that in the
US, a country with dark red on its national flag, the McDonalds franchise
corporate flag is bright red, while in Canada, a country with bright red on its
national flag, the McDonalds franchise corporate flag is dark red.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 April 2016
I wonder if this flag's red is supposed to be the same as the red used in the
US, but perhaps influenced by the tradition of the Union Jack - which has
unintentionally had different reds at times? I also wonder if we are the only
ones noticing a different shades of red - because it is what we do? Could this
just be a manufacturer's variant? Perhaps McDonalds has a different Canadian
manufacturer making the flags in Canada and the corporation headquarters doesn't
even notice the difference in the red, or care? I wonder how may flags their
purchasing department has made each year and where? Some might be made in China,
for example, or simply by the lowest bidder, and we've all seen what this can
Pete Loeser, 13 April 2016
image by Ron Felushko, 4 December 2020
This flag is from a McDonalds shop in Toronto and is from 1968.
Ron Felushko, 4 December 2020