Northport, Alabama: Ronald Reagan Ate Here McDonald's

After a 1984 presidential campaign speech, regular-guy Reagan came here and asked, "What am I supposed to order?"

Northwood Shopping Center

Address:
2300 Mcfarland Blvd., Northport, AL
Directions:
I-359 into Tuscaloosa. The road turns into Hwy 13/Lurleen Wallace Blvd. Continue north across the river into Northport. About a mile north of the bridge, turn west onto Mcfarland Blvd/US 82. The Northwood Shopping Center is there, on the north side.
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Reagan bronze head, Boogie Monkey, and Katy. Ronald Reagan Ate Here McDonald's

We attempted to find the concrete Ronald Reagan head alluded to in the photograph, and alas. The McDonald's we were directed to was indeed eaten in by RR, but it has been recently renovated, with flatscreen tvs and free wireless internet. There is a classy alcove behind glass next to the bathrooms with a bronze head, a plaque and a photo of him eating his Big Mac.

[katy blanchard, 05/04/2007]
McDonald's Revives Reagan Memorial

On October 15, 1984, President Ronald Reagan gave a campaign speech at the University of Alabama. Afterward, his motorcade pulled into the parking lot of the Northport McDonald's at the Northwood Shopping Center.... [05/12/2006] Complete News Story

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